Eric Pateman, a Minnesota State-Mankato goaltender who missed most of last season because of a shoulder injury, will forgo an extra season provided him by a medical redshirt.
Pateman, who was a senior last season, was injured on Oct. 20, 2001 and did not play for the Mavericks the rest of the season. He had surgery and was granted a redshirt season because of the injury.
But the school announced Wednesday that Pateman has elected not to return to school.
Pateman, a McAuley, Manitoba, native, and a three-year starter for the Mavericks, owns the school records for career shutouts (seven) and assists by a goaltender (seven).
The Mavericks list three goaltenders on their roster — junior Jason Jensen, sophomore Jon Volp and freshman Kyle Nixon.