Patrick Dwyer (ice hockey)
Patrick "Pat" Dwyer (born June 22, 1983 in Spokane, Washington and raised in Great Falls, Montana) is an American former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was originally selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the fourth round, 116th overall, of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.
June 22, 1983|
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|National team||United States|
116th overall, 2002|
After 9 seasons within the Carolina Hurricanes organization, Dwyer left the club having played in 416 regular season games as a free agent. Dwyer was unable to attain an NHL contract over the summer and on September 19, 2015, accepted a try-out offer to attend the Arizona Coyotes training camp. At the conclusion of training camp, Dwyer was released from his try-out contract with the Coyotes. With the 2015–16 season underway, Dwyer belatedly signed a contract abroad in Sweden for the remainder of the campaign with Modo Hockey of the SHL on October 22, 2015. Adding depth in a checking line role, Dwyer was unable to contribute offensively, producing just 7 assists in 33 games as Modo were relegated to the HockeyAllsvenskan.
As a free agent over the summer, Dwyer returned to North America and agreed to an invitation to attend the Columbus Blue Jackets training camp on a professional try-out on September 21, 2016. Upon his release from the Blue Jackets, Dwyer returned to the Hurricanes fold in preparation for the 2016–17 season, signing a one-year AHL contract with affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers on October 11, 2016.
After a spell in Denmark, Dwyer moved to the UK to sign for the Belfast Giants on 26 July 2018. In his last professional season in 2018–19, Dwyer added a veteran and dominating scoring presence to the Giants, posting 25 goals and 61 points in 38 games. While also serving in a player-assistant coach role, Dwyer was named to the EIHL Second All-Star Team and captured the EIHL championship.
Having served as an assistant coach during his last playing season with the Belfast Giants, Dwyer returned to North America following his retirement and re-joined the Carolina Hurricanes organization in accepting an assistant coaching role with former club, the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, on July 30, 2019.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1999–00||Great Falls Americans||AWHL||38||5||9||14||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Great Falls Americans||AWHL||49||33||57||90||106||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Western Michigan University||CCHA||38||17||17||34||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Western Michigan University||CCHA||33||9||10||19||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Western Michigan University||CCHA||35||13||13||26||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Western Michigan University||CCHA||36||6||16||22||56||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Albany River Rats||AHL||79||16||25||41||39||5||0||1||1||5|
|2007–08||Albany River Rats||AHL||59||13||12||25||29||7||0||2||2||0|
|2008–09||Albany River Rats||AHL||62||24||16||40||29||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Albany River Rats||AHL||23||11||8||19||6||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honorsEdit
|All-CCHA Rookie Team||2002|
|CCHA Rookie of the Year||2002|
|Second All-Star Team||2019|
|EIHL Champion (Belfast Giants)||2019|
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- "American forward Patrick Dwyer to Modo" (in Swedish). Modo Hockey. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2015-10-22. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Dwyer earns PTO with Blue Jackets". thescore.com. 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-21. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
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- "Patrick Dwyer joins the Giants for 2018-19". Belfast Giants. 2018-07-26. Retrieved 2018-07-26. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Canes hire Dwyer as Checkers assistant coach". Carolina Hurricanes. July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
R. J. Umberger
| CCHA Rookie of the Year
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