Mt. Lebanon native Patrick Wey will retire after playing just nine NHL games.
Wey made his NHL debut with the Washington Capitals on Oct. 7, 2013 at the age of 22. After suffering multiple concussions, Wey plans to retire, according to the Capitals’ official website’s Mike Vogel.
He sustained a concussion in what proved to be his final NHL game on March 30, 2014 during a fight with Nashville’s Rich Clune.
Wey played in 9 games and recorded 3 assists in the NHL.
Wey is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman and played at Boston College, recording career highs in points (13), assists (12), games played (37, tied) and penalty minutes (54) and registered a plus-14 rating in his senior year. Wey helped Boston College to a 22-12-4 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He was named a 2013 second-team Hockey East all-star and named Hockey East’s 2013 Best Defensive Defenseman. In 133 career games with Boston College, Wey collected 33 points (4 goals, 29 assists) and 147 penalty minutes. He helped Boston College win the NCAA championship in 2011-12 and tallied one goal and three assists in four tournament games.