|Date of birth||January 25, 1978|
|place of birth||Dalhousie , New Brunswick , Canada|
|NHL Entry Draft||
1996 , 3rd lap, 67th position
St. Louis Blues
|NHL Entry Draft||
1998 , 6th lap, 152nd position
|1998-1999||New Orleans Brass|
|1999-2002||Tampa Bay Lightning|
|2002-2003||New York Rangers|
|2004-2006||Lowell Lock Monsters|
|2008||Schwenninger Wild Wings|
|2009-2011||Summerside Western Capitals|
|2011-2013||Prince Edward Island Rocket|
|2015-2017||KHL Medveščak Zagreb|
|2017-2018||HK Dinamo Minsk|
Gordie Dwyer (born January 25, 1978 in Dalhousie , New Brunswick ) is a former Canadian ice hockey player and current coach . Until November 2018 he was the head coach of HK Dinamo Minsk in the Continental Hockey League . Dwyer played during his active career for the Tampa Bay Lightning , New York Rangers and Montréal Canadiens in the National Hockey League .
After Gordie Dwyer had previously played in a lower class Canadian junior league, he came in the 1994/95 season for the first time for the Hull Olympiques in the Québec Major Junior Hockey League used. In his debut season, the tough guy , who preferred to act in the role of enforcer , became a regular player and came to 74 missions, in which Dwyer scored 14 points and spent 254 minutes on the bench. At the end of the season he won the QMJHL championship with the team with the Coupe du Président . In the following season, the winger began at the Hull Olympiques, later he went on the ice in the QMJHL for the Laval Titan , Beauport Harfangs , Drummondville Voltigeurs and Québec Remparts . At the Québec Remparts the striker acted in the 1997/98 season as team captain , the same function he previously held at the Hull Olympiques. In his 251 regular season games in the QMJHL, the Enforcer spent over 1,300 minutes in the penalty box .
During this time Dwyer was selected in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues , with whom he did not, however, agree on a contract signature. Two years later he was selected again in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft , this time by the Montréal Canadiens . After a transfer to the Tampa Bay Lightning in November 1999 that it in exchange for Mike McBain had committed, he gave for this his NHL debut. In September 2000 he was banned from 23 NHL games after an incident. The left-shooter had fought a fight with Joe Reekie , defender of the Washington Capitals , and had to serve a bank penalty afterwards. Instead of serving the whole sentence on the bench, Dwyer left it early to fight Joe Reekie again. Instead, he beat the official Mark Faucette and was then excluded a few days later for 23 games from the game.
Further stations were the New York Rangers (2002) and the Montréal Canadiens (2003). In August 2004 he signed a contract with the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent , but did not play another NHL game. The 2005/06 season he had to miss almost completely due to a shoulder injury. During the 2006/07 season Dwyer moved to Europe and played for Örebro HK in the third highest Swedish league. From January 4, 2008 he played in the 2nd Bundesliga ice hockey with the SERC Wild Wings , after he had previously played in the American Hockey League for the Portland Pirates . For the 2008/09 season, the Canadian returned to Sweden to Örebro HK before Dwyer ended his playing career at the end of the season.
Following the end of his career as a player, he was hired as the head coach of the Summerside Western Capitals in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League and later also held the position of Associate Director of Hockey Operations . For this he was two seasons behind the gang and won the MJAHL championship with the team in the 2010/11 season. In May 2011, Dwyer was introduced as the head coach of the PEI Rocket from the Québec Major Junior Hockey League.
Between 2013 and 2015 he was the head coach of the Charlottetown Islanders before he took over the coaching position of the KHL Medveščak Zagreb in the Continental Hockey League (KHL) in the 2015/16 season . As an assistant coach, he contributed to Canada's victory at the Spengler Cup in December 2016 . End of January 2017 he left Zagreb and became the new head coach of HC Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss National League A . After the end of the 2016/17 season, Dwyer and the Leventines separated again.
For the 2017/18 season he took over the post of head coach at HK Dinamo Minsk in the Continental Hockey League . In November 2018, Dwyer was released in Minsk. At the time of the separation, Dinamo was in the last place in the table in the KHL's western season.
Achievements and Awards
- Gordie Dwyer at legendsofhockey.net (English)
- Gordie Dwyer at eurohockey.com
- Gordie Dwyer at eliteprospects.com (English)
- nytimes.com, PLUS: HOCKEY; McSorley Awaits Judge's Decision
- lhjmq.qc.ca, Head Coach for the PEI Rocket, Gordie Dwyer ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- 14. Triumph for Team Canada | Spengler Cup. In: www.spenglercup.ch. Accessed December 31, 2016 .
- Il canadese Gordie Dwyer è il nuovo allenatore HCAP. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 31, 2017 ; accessed on January 31, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian ice hockey player and coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 25, 1978|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dalhousie , New Brunswick|