FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – OCT. 11, 2016
CHECKERS SIGN PATRICK DWYER
Longtime Carolina Hurricanes forward joins on AHL contract
CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they have signed forward Patrick Dwyer to an American Hockey League contract.
Dwyer, a 33-year-old veteran of 416 NHL games with the Carolina Hurricanes from 2008-15, spent last season with MODO of the Swedish Elite League, where he scored seven points, all assists, in 33 games. During his previous nine-year stint with the Hurricanes’ organization, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound native of Spokane, WA, recorded 93 points (42g, 51a) and 77 penalty minutes. Dwyer recently attended training camp with the Columbus Blue Jackets on a tryout basis.
A fourth-round draft choice of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002, Dwyer last played in the AHL with Albany during the 2009-10 season. In 296 career AHL games with Chicago and Albany, he totaled 170 points (80g, 90a) and 152 penalty minutes in 296 games.
An updated training camp roster, which now contains 25 players, is attached to this release. The Checkers practice at Extreme Ice Center this Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. before beginning their regular season with a pair of road games against the Texas Stars on Friday and Saturday.