UConn tied No. 8 Union, 2-2, in Storrs on Saturday, October 27
2013-2014 (Sophomore Season): Played in 34 games...Tied for seventh on the team in scoring with 15 points on six goals and nine assists...Finished tied for second on the team with a +10 rating this season, improving on his +1 as a freshman (31 games)...Had a power play goal and a game-winner on his ledger...Posted a pair of multi-point games, scoring a goal with an assist in an 8-1 win at AIC (Nov. 23) and in a 3-2 upset at future Hockey East member, #9 ranked Providence (Feb. 11)...Scored the game-winning goal to help beat Air Force on the road, 5-3 (Jan. 31)...Tied for fifth on the team and first among UConn forwards with 39 blocked shots on the season...Finished the season strong, scoring a point in the last five regular season games and last six of seven.
2012-2013 (Freshman Season): Played in 31 games as a rookie...Totaled eight points on four goals and four assists...Notched the game winning goal in a 4-3 victory over Penn State (Jan. 4)...Registered one goal and one assist against Bentley (Feb. 11).
Before UConn: Competed for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), the only Tier 1 junior hockey league in the nation... Tallied 11 goals and 15 assists for 26 points while serving as an assistant captain in 2011-12...Scored 14 points on 6 goals and 8 assists in 47 games in 2010-11...Played for the Topeka RoadRunners of the NAHL in 2009-10, scoring 32 points (12g/20a) in 56 games.
Personal: Born January 22, 1991...Patrick James Kirtland is the son of Benhamin and Mary Jean Kirtland...Has three brothers, Ben (27) played hockey at Tufts University from 2006-10, Paul (26) played hockey at Ohio State University from 2009-13 and John (23) who is currently playing hockey at St. Thomas University...a communications major.