The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Patrick Dwyer for the 2018/19 Elite League season. The American forward arrives in Belfast from SønderjyskE of Denmark’s Metal Ligaen.
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The Stena Line Belfast Giants are pleased to announce the signing of Patrick Dwyer for the 2018/19 Elite League season. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ The American forward arrives in Belfast from SønderjyskE of Denmark’s Metal Ligaen. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Dwyer, who becomes the 199th player to ice for the Giants, played for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes in seven straight seasons between 2008-2015. The 35 year old posted 42 goals and 51 assists, good for 93 points in 416 NHL games. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ Dwyer made Sweden home for the 2015/16 season with MODO of the Swedish Elite League. After a professional tryout in 2016/17 with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, Dwyer returned to the Hurricanes organisation with their AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. In 58 games with the Checkers, Dwyer scored 14 goals as well as 26 assists and helped Charlotte into the AHL playoffs. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ The six foot, 176 pound forward was a fourth round NHL draft pick by the Atlanta Thrashers in 2002 and then spent four seasons in the NCAA at Western Michigan, captaining the team in his senior year. Dwyer also iced at international level in the 2012 IIHF World Championship for Team USA and scored in their famous 5-4 win over Team Canada. ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️ @belfastgiants #belfastgiants #welcomedwyer #belfast #northernireland #hockey @patrickdwyer57 #USA @thessearenabelfast #love #hockey #letsgogiants #giantselfie #patrickdwyer #nhl @eliteicehockeyleague #wearegiants