Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gordie Dwyer
Tough guy Gordie Dwyer accumulated more the 1200 penalty minutes during his 229 game career in the QMJHL and it was his intimidating presence on the ice that caught attention of the St. Louis Blues who drafted the left-winger in 1996. When he failed to come to terms with the Blues he re-entered the draft and was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in 1998.

Dwyer began his pro career in 1998 and split his time between Montreal's farm club in Fredricton and New Orleans of the ECHL. During his second season as a pro the Canadiens traded Dwyer to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Mike McBain. Dwyer spent some time with their IHL affiliate in Detroit and then made his NHL debut with the Lightning later that season.

Dwyer played 24 games for Tampa and showcased his pugilistic skills as well as his willingness to initiate the physical game with stiff body checks. Though he only managed one assist in his rookie NHL campaign, he did rack up 135 penalty minutes in the 24 contests he played.

The rugged winger bounced up and down between the NHL and the IHL in 2000-01, after serving a 23-game suspension which stemmed from an on ice incident during the pre-season.

The 2001-02 season saw more of the same for Dwyer. He spent 17 games in the AHL with the Springfield Falcons and then 26 more with the Lightning. Dwyer was able to match his career output in points by assisting on two goals and showed improved discipline by piling up just sixty minutes in penalties.

The New York Rangers acquired the Dalhousie, N.B native at the beginning of the 2002-03 season and went on to split the early part of his season with the New York and its AHL affiliate in Hartford before he was subsequently dealt back to the Montreal Canadiens who were in need of a physical presence along the boards. Dwyer went on to play parts of two seasons in the Montreal organization, spending the majority of his time with the AHL's Hamilton Bulldogs before being acquired by the Carolina Hurricanes in the summer of 2004.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Magog Cantonniers QAAA 42 7 15 22 62 4 2 1 3 0
1994-95 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 57 3 7 10 204 17 1 3 4 54
1995-96 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 25 5 9 14 199
1995-96 Laval Titan QMJHL 22 5 17 22 72
1995-96 Beauport Harfangs QMJHL 22 4 9 13 87 20 3 5 8 104
1996-97 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 66 21 48 69 391 8 6 1 7 39
1997-98 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 59 18 27 45 365 +6 14 4 9 13 67
1998-99 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 14 0 0 0 46
1998-99 New Orleans Brass ECHL 36 1 3 4 163 11 0 0 0 27
1999-00 Quebec Citadelles AHL 7 0 0 0 37 0
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 24 0 1 1 135 -6
1999-00 Detroit Vipers IHL 27 0 2 2 147 -13
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 28 0 1 1 96 -7
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 24 2 3 5 169 -6
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 0 2 2 60 -4
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 17 1 3 4 80 -4
2002-03 New York Rangers NHL 17 0 1 1 50 -1
2002-03 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 15 3 2 5 117 +3
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 0 0 0 46 -2
2003-04 Montreal Canadiens NHL 2 0 0 0 7 0
2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 55 6 6 12 110 0 6 0 0 0 15
2004-05 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 56 2 7 9 183 -1 11 1 0 1 54
2005-06 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 17 0 4 4 37 -13
2006-07 Orebro HK Sweden-3 11 8 7 15 16
2007-08 Portland Pirates AHL 13 1 2 3 27 -3
2007-08 Schwenninger Wild Wings German-2 14 2 5 7 34 7 0 1 1 37
NHL Totals 108 0 5 5 394


Traded to Tampa Bay by Montreal for Mike McBain, November 26, 1999. Traded to NY Rangers by Tampa Bay for Boyd Kane, October 10, 2002. Claimed on waivers by Montreal from NY Rangers, February 21, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 11, 2004. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to a shoulder injury. Signed as a free agent by Cedar Rapids (USHL), August 25, 2009.