Brady Pataki Confident In His Game

Brady Pataki

Brady Pataki with the Moncton Wildcats – Photo from Instagram

Brady Pataki of Wallaceburg is having his best season of Major Junior hockey in his five year career, playing a large role for the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats.

In the past, moving between teams in the OHL, and finally finding a home in Moncton, Pataki has learned the keys to success in his own game.

“I would say my keys to success are just staying confident in my game and being consistent,” explained the Chatham-Kent Cyclones alumni. “When you’re faced with ups and down in a season like most players are, it is very important to stay true to how you play because that is what got you to where you are.”

The six-foot-two Pataki has career highs of goals (9), assists (10), and points (19) with time remaining to increase those totals.

Originally drafted by the Sudbury Wolves, and later playing for the London Knights, Pataki knows who he is, but he’s also grown into his role in his Junior career.

“My game has always been the power forward style, but obviously after five years you’re bigger, faster, and have more experience so all those things help you have more success,” he said.

In his final Junior season, the five-year Major Junior veteran says playing at this level, and travelling across Canada has been an incredible journey, and one he wouldn’t trade

“It has been an amazing experience for me and I wouldn’t trade it,” said Pataki. “I’ve learned so much not only with hockey, but also how to be a professional, playing five years in this league has helped me grow as a person and has helped shape my character. I know soon it will come to an end and it will obviously be mixed feelings to leave behind that part of my life but I’m excited to move on to what is next.”

What is next for Pataki is University hockey, as the Wallaceburg product plans to use his Canadian Hockey League educational package to attend University and play USports hockey.

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