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Patrick Swanson

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Patrick Swanson
Position: Director of Hockey Operations
Alma Mater: UND
Graduating Year: 2002
Email: patswanson@mail.und.nodak.edu

Patrick Swanson
Courtesy: FightingSioux.com
Release: 09/03/2009
Pat Swanson, in his sixth season on the UND staff, was elevated to director of hockey operations prior to the 2010-11 season. 

Swanson, who spent the past five seasons as UND's equipment manager, oversees the program's day-to-day hockey operations, including budgeting and spending, travel arrangements and video analysis and scouting breakdown.

Swanson is a 2002 graduate of UND with a bachelor's degree in business management. From 1998 to 2002 he was a student manager with the UND men's hockey team.

After graduating from UND, Swanson was the head equipment manager for the Rockford IceHogs (United Hockey League) in 2002-03 and with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (American Hockey League) in 2003-2004.

While with Cincinnati, Swanson worked the NHL rookie and pro training camp for the NHL's Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Swanson and his wife, Amy, have two sons: Carter (7) and Bronx (four months).

"May the logo and the Fighting Sioux name live on forever!"
 
Ralph Engelstad - October 5, 2001

It is great sadness that this statement will not hold true!
Our family will ALWAYS BE FIGHTING SIOUX!!
 
"You can take away the name but you can't take away the spirit"
 
Allen Orwick - September 12, 2010