Canucks add muscle

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 8:06 AM ET

Journeyman tough guy Gordie Dwyer is coming to Vancouver Canucks' training camp next month.

The 28-year-old left-winger from Dalhousie, N.B. is 6'3" and 205 lbs. He spent the last two seasons with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League after signing with the Carolina Hurricanes as a free agent.

He has accumulated 394 PIM and five points in 108 career games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Hurricanes and the Montreal Canadiens.

Dave Nonis wants to fill roster spots vacated by designated penalty accumulators Jarkko Ruutu and Wade Brookbank.

Dwyer played for Canucks' head coach Alain Vigneault with the Beauport Harfangs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 1995-1996.

Dwyer's best season as a pro was a six-goal, six-assist performance during 61 games in 2003-2004 with the Montreal Canadiens' AHL affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs.

Meanwhile, veteran forward Trevor Linden's new contract could be signed this week.


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