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Patrick Wey, Washington's fourth choice (115th overall) in 2009 draft

Saturday, 06.27.2009 / 12:43 PM ET / Features
By Mike Vogel  - Senior Writer
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Fourth Round, 115th overall – Patrick Wey, defense, Waterloo (USHL).
Born March 21, 1991. 6-foot-3, 203 pounds, shoots right.

Washington chose big, right-handed shooting defenseman Patrick Wey from Waterloo of the USHL with its fourth choice (115th) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. The Caps tabbed a Swede, a Russian and a Canadian with their first three choices, and they’ve now picked an American in Wey.

A native of Pittsburgh, Wey was 166th in the CSB’s midterm rankings but he climbed to 95th in the final rankings

Red Line Report (ranked 223rd)

ISS (ranked 150th): Scouting Report:
A good skater with good mobility, Wey is effective in jumping into the rush and creating the second wave of the offensive attack. Moves the puck up the ice quickly to open man and also makes good read on offensive blueline to keep puck in the zone. At times vs. the rush he gets a little wide thus giving up middle of the ice. Supports partner well during transition, making himself available as an outlet. Good size, needs strength. Improved play in defensive zone would make him a more complete player. Was Owen Sound’s 13th rd. pick in 2007 OHL Draft. Has verbal commitment to Boston College for ’09-10.