The Minnesota North Stars selected Pat Micheletti in the ninth round, 185th overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft immediately following his senior year playing high school hockey with the Hibbing Blue Jackets in Minnesota where he tallied 26 goals and 65 points in 22 games.
Micheletti opted to follow in his older brother Joe's footsteps, enrolling at the University of Minnesota. In his rookie year in 1982-83 he scored eleven goals and 22 points in 20 games. His best offensive season came in his junior year in 1984-85 when he had 48 goals and 96 points in 44 games. Although the school did not win a national championship during his four years with the team, Micheletti was chosen to the WCHA First Al-Star Team in 1985 and was an NCAA West First All-American Team choice. As a senior he was named to the WCHA Second All-Star Team.
In 1985-86 Micheletti played two games with the AHL's Springfield Indians after finishing his NCAA career. He tallied one goal. In 1986-87 he played 67 games with the Indians, scoring 17 goals and 43 points. In 1987-88 Micheletti played his entire 12-game NHL career with the Minnesota North Stars where he had two goals.
Micheletti was offered a lucrative deal to play in Italy in the fall of 1988 with HC Varese. He continued to play in Italy with Varese and HC Asagio before retiring after the 1991-92 season.