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Patrick "Pat" Dwyer (born June 22, 1983 in Spokane, Washington and raised in Great Falls, Montana[1]) 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.[2]

Patrick Dwyer
Patrick Dwyer 2013-2.jpg
Born (1983-06-22) June 22, 1983 (age 36)
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Carolina Hurricanes
Modo Hockey
SønderjyskE
Belfast Giants
National team  United States
NHL Draft 116th overall, 2002
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2005–2019

He remains within the Hurricanes organzation, currently serving as an assistant coach to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing careerEdit

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

After a spell in Denmark, Dwyer moved to the UK to sign for the Belfast Giants on 26 July 2018.[7] 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.

Coaching careerEdit

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.[8]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
2004–05 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 14 0 5 5 8 2 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 73 16 29 45 49
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
2008–09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 13 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 58 7 5 12 6
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL 23 11 8 19 6
2010–11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 8 10 18 12
2011–12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 73 5 7 12 23
2012–13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 46 8 8 16 12
2013–14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 75 8 14 22 14
2014–15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 71 5 7 12 10
2015–16 Modo Hockey SHL 33 0 7 7 6
2016–17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 58 14 12 26 20 5 0 0 0 0
2017–18 SønderjyskE DEN 26 10 12 22 8 7 6 0 6 0
2018–19 Belfast Giants EIHL 38 25 36 61 12 4 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 416 42 51 93 77 2 0 1 1 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 7th 8 1 2 3 0
Senior totals 8 1 2 3 0

Awards and honorsEdit

Award Year
College
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2002
CCHA Rookie of the Year 2002
EIHL
Second All-Star Team 2019
EIHL Champion (Belfast Giants) 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Current coach of Sweden national team has Great Falls ties". montanasports.com. 2016-09-22. Retrieved 2016-09-22. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Patrick Dwyer player profile". hockeydb.com. 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2013-04-29. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Dave Vest (2015-09-19). "Coyotes have added Patrick Dwyer on PTO". Twitter. Retrieved 2015-09-19. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "American forward Patrick Dwyer to Modo" (in Swedish). Modo Hockey. 2015-10-22. Retrieved 2015-10-22. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Dwyer earns PTO with Blue Jackets". thescore.com. 2016-09-21. Retrieved 2016-09-21. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Checkers sign Patrick Dwyer to AHL contract". Charlotte Checkers. 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2016-10-11. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Patrick Dwyer joins the Giants for 2018-19". Belfast Giants. 2018-07-26. Retrieved 2018-07-26. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Canes hire Dwyer as Checkers assistant coach". Carolina Hurricanes. July 30, 2019. Retrieved July 30, 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
R. J. Umberger
CCHA Rookie of the Year
2001–02
Succeeded by
Jeff Tambellini