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Hurricane Projections: Patrick Dwyer

What production can we expect of Dwyer this season?

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Patrick Dwyer has been a member of the Carolina Hurricanes for six seasons now and has been pretty consistent with what he brings to the table.  Dwyer is entering the final year of his two-year contract this season.

Last season he bounced a bit from line to line and chipped in with eight goals and 14 assists in 75 games, while averaging about 14 minutes a game of ice time.

The the shortened season of 2012-13 was the best of his career as he averaged .17 goals a game and .35 points a game.

Year Games Goals Assists Points G/PG A/PG P/PG
10 80 8 10 18 0.10 0.13 0.23
11 73 5 7 12 0.07 0.10 0.16
12 46 8 8 16 0.17 0.17 0.35
13 75 8 14 22 0.11 0.19 0.29
274 29 39 68 0.11 0.14 0.25

Over the past fours years, the winger has averaged .11 goals and .25 total points per game a season while averaging playing in 76 games per season.   What can we expect this season?

Dwyer's numbers have been trending upward in recent years and he is also playing for a new contract.  The notion that his new general manager wants the team to eventually get bigger, could also provide some extra motivation.

I am going to project that he does a bit better than his four year average and gets closer to his career best.

Projection for Dwyer:  75 Games 11 goals 14 assists

Agree or disagree?  Next up is Nathan Gerbe.