Patrick Wey
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Patrick Wey

Hometown:

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1991-03-21

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2009

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2009

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

4th round (115th overall), 2009

Weight:

210 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2006-07: Patrick Wey played for the Pittsburgh Hornets midget majors and was selected by Owen Sound in the 13th round (248th overall) of the OHL Priority Draft.

2007-08: Wey played for the Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL. In 35 games, he had 1 goal with 5 assists and was -6 with 30 PIM. He appeared in 8 playoff games and scored one power play goal and was an even plus/minus with 2 PIM.

2008-09: Wey was among the USHL’s top play-making defensemen in his second season with Waterloo. He scored 4 of his 7 goals on the power play and had 27 assists and was +22 with 75 PIM in 58 games. In three playoff games, he was scoreless and -4. He participated in USA Hockey’s evaluation camp for the WJC U-20 squad and had 2 assists in three intrasquad games. Wey was ranked 95th amongst North American skaters by Central Scouting for the 2009 NHL Draft.

2009-10: Wey saw action in 27 games for national champion Boston College – missing time due to a broken wrist suffered in a game with the University of Denver on January 2. He also missed the NCAA Frozen Four after contracting mononucleosis. In 27 games, he had 5 assists and was +4 with 24 PIM. Wey was invited to USA Hockey’s WJC national team evaluation camp. In five games at the camp he had 1 assist and 6 PIM.

2010-11: Wey skated in 37 of 39 games for Hockey East regular season champion Boston College as a sophomore – missing two games while he was with Team USA at the 2011 U20 World Junior Championship. Wey had a +20 plus/minus and scored 1 goal with 7 assists for the Eagles and had 45 PMs. In six games with bronze-medal winning USA he was -2 with 2 PMs.

2011-12:  Wey played in 32 games for national champion Boston College as a junior; missing 12 games at the beginning of the year due to a severed tendon in his foot. He scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was plus-17 with 24 penalty minutes. The Eagles won the Hockey East regular season and playoff titles and finished the season with 19 straight wins to capture their second national championship in three years.

2012-13: Wey played 37 games for Boston College as a senior, scoring 1 goal with a career-high 12 assists, and he was +13 with 54 penalty minutes. The Eagles finished second behind Massachusetts-Lowell in the regular season and won the Beanpot Tournament but the season came to a disappointing end with a loss to Boston University in the Hockey East semifinals and a 5-1 loss to Union in the NCAA East Regional semifinals. Wey signed a two-year entry-level contract with Washington in April of 2013.

2013-14: Wey made his NHL debut with the Capitals in a December 7th game against Nashville after opening the season with the ECHL’s Reading Royals. Splitting most of the season between Washington and AHL affiliate Hershey, Wey played in nine NHL games for the Capitals, missing the last seven games of the season with a head injury. He had an even plus/minus with 3 assists and 5 penalty minutes, averaging 14:35 minutes of ice time. Wey played 28 AHL games for Hershey and scored 1 goal with 5 assists while finishing +7 with 26 penalty minutes. The Bears finished fourth in the East Division, two points behind Norfolk for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. In eight ECHL games with Reading he had 3 assists and was +2 with 6 penalty minutes. 

Talent Analysis

Wey is a puck-moving defenseman whose game is predicated on getting up the ice and distributing the puck to make plays. He has the ideal height and speed to play at the pro level but is a work in progress in terms of developing his game. Wey rose quickly through the Capitals' organization in his first pro season — making his NHL debut in December 2013 after beginning the season in the ECHL. With several smaller but offensively-inclined defensemen in the Capitals' system, Wey provides size and a sound defensive presence. His concussion issues are a cause for concern.

Future

Wey attended training camp with the Capitals before being assigned to AHL affiliate Hershey to start the 2014-15 season. He suffered a concussion in the third game of the season on an illegal hit from Lehigh Valley's Jay Rosehill and has been out for the rest of the season. Long-term Wey's size and skating ability suggest he can be a sound, two-way defenseman who can generate offense off the rush.

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