New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Gordie Dwyer
from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for forward Boyd Kane. Dwyer will report directly to the Rangers American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Dwyer, 24, skated in 26 matches with Tampa Bay last season, registering two assists, along with 60 penalty minutes. He also skated in 17 matches with the Springfield Falcons (AHL), tallying one goal and three assists for four points, along with 80 penalty minutes.
The 6-3, 215-pounder has appeared in 78 career NHL matches, all with Tampa Bay, recording four assists, along with 291 penalty minutes.
The native of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, was originally St. Louis’ second choice, 67th overall, in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He re-entered the draft in 1998 and was selected by Montreal with its fifth choice, 152nd overall. Dwyer was acquired by Tampa Bay from Montreal on November 26, 1999 in exchange for Mike McBain.
Kane, 24, was the Rangers’ fourth round choice, 114th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He has played the last four seasons with Hartford (AHL) and the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).