Patrick Mullen is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League while under contract to the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League . Mullen played one season for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League before attending the University of Denver . He was a fouryear studentathlete at DU, twice being named to the AllWCHA Academic Team and as a senior was awarded the Lowes Senior CLASS Award. Following his college career he signed with the Los Angeles Kings as a free agent. Mullen played three season for the Kings minor league affiliate the Manchester Monarchs, before leaving as a free agent and signing with the Vancouver Canucks. Mullen has played both forward and defense throughout his career. He is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Joe Mullen.
Patrick was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Linda and Joe Mullen. He has two older brothers and a younger sister. Their father is a Hockey Hall of Fame forward. He graduated as an honor roll student from Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh.