Notable for his decade long career as an ice hockey defenceman, Fitzpatrick played for several NHL teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues.
After ending his professional ice hockey career, he began coaching an Under 12 squad of the Buffalo Junior Sabres.
He was teammates with winger Miroslav Satan on the Sabres.
He played his junior career for the Ontario Hockey League team the Sudbury Wolves.
He was born and raised in Rochester, New York.