The Arizona Coyotes have added one more forward to their training camp roster:
FYI: The #Coyotes have added forward Patrick Dwyer to the Training Camp roster on a PTO. He will wear No. 33 and skate with Team A.— Dave Vest (@davest4yotes) September 19, 2015
Patrick Dwyer comes to Coyotes camp after seven seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes. In 416 career games, he has 42 goals and 51 assists.
Dwyer was originally selected 116th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the old Atlanta Thrashers (via a pick from the Coyotes). While his best campaign was an eight goal, twelve assist year in 2013-14, Dwyer has been a consistent presence in Carolina's lineup.
A right winger, Dwyer could be a bottom six option for the Coyotes if they would prefer veterans over rookies for depth positions in the lineup. Dwyer's production rates show that while he's really only a fourth line forward, he is a competent one at that.
Of course, Dwyer may not stick with the club. But of all of the professional tryouts the Coyotes have given out this summer, the Spokane, Washington native has the longest and most impressive resume of the bunch, and could land a spot in the AHL should he be unsuccessful at sticking with the Coyotes.