Capitals Player Profile: Patrick Wey

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The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native was drafted by the Capitals in the 4th round (115th overall) of the NHL Draft in 2009. Wey, who attended Boston College from 2009-2013, won two NCAA National Championships, two Hockey East regular season championships, a Hockey East playoff championship, and one Bean Pot tournament championship in his four years with the Eagles.

Wey signed a two year entry level contract with the Capitals in April of 2013 worth $640,000 at the NHL level. He will be a Restricted Free Agent at the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season.

 

POSITION: Defense. Shoots right-handed

HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6″2’/210 pounds

PLAYING CAREER: Wey has only nine games of NHL experience, all with the Capitals in the 2013-2014 season. In his nine games, he recorded three assists and is even in plus/minus. Wey played two seasons for the Waterloo Blackhawsk of the USHL from 2007-2009. He then played fours seasons of college hockey with Boston College. Wey also played for the bronze-medal winning USA squad in the World Junior Championships in 2010-2011. Patrick Wey has seen his fair share of injuries which has occasionally set him back:

2009-2010: Broken Wrist against University of Denver while playing for Boston College. Also missed time due to Mononucleosis.

2011-2012: Missed 12 games with Boston College because of a severed tendon in his foot.

PLAYING STYLE: Wey is a puck moving defenseman who is best at transitioning from defense to offense. Wey has pro level height and speed but is purely a play maker. He will hardly ever score a goal and that doesn’t seem to bother him. The 23 year old is a solid defenseman but can generate offense quickly if the opponent is caught in the offensive zone.

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