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Patrick Swanson

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Patrick Swanson
Position: Director of Hockey Operations
Alma Mater: UND
Graduating Year: 2002

Patrick Swanson
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!
"You can take away the name but you can't take away the spirit"
Allen Orwick - September 12, 2010