RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes announced that they have agreed to terms with Gordie Dwyer, who began his professional career in the ECHL.
In his rookie season in 1998-99, the 6-3 and 215-pound Dwyer scored four points (1g-3a) and had 163 penalty minutes in 36 regular season games and 27 penalty minutes in 11 playoff games with New Orleans of the ECHL. He also had 46 penalty minutes in 14 regular season games with Fredericton in the American Hockey League.
In 2004-05 with Lowell of the American Hockey League, the 27-year-old had a team-leading 183 penalty minutes and scored nine points (2g-7a) in 56 regular season games and led the team with 54 penalty minutes and scored one goal in 11 playoff games.
Selected in the third round (67th overall) by St. Louis in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Dwyer re-entered the NHL Entry Draft where he was selected in the sixth round (152nd overall) by Montreal in 1998. Dwyer has five assists and 394 penalty minutes in 108 career NHL games with Tampa Bay, New York Rangers and Montreal.