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Jimmy Peters
Jimmy Peters
Right Wing
Number: 20
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 165
Shoots: Right
Born: Oct 2, 1922
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Acquired: 1. Traded to Detroit by Boston with Pete Babando, Clare Martin and Lloyd Durham for Bill Quakenbush and Pete Horeck on August 16, 1949; 2. Traded to Detroit by Chicago for future considerations on January 25, 1954.
Jimmy Peters was a scrappy winger who was known as a "Fighting Irishman" in the company of the Flying Frenchmen of Quebec. He made his way up to the junior level via the Verdun Maple Leafs, the same club that had previously produced NHLers Bobby Fillion and Rocket Richard.

As a Monteal Junior Canadien in 1940-41, it was naturally assumed that Peters would float to the NHL level in a Habs uniform. But such a direct and smooth progression was not to be. Instead, his playing rights were scooped up by the eccentric Eddie Shore to play in Philadelphia-Springfield of the AHL. After one season of pro, Peters joined the Canadian Armed Forces to do his part during World War II.

In the early years, he underwent training and played hockey for Montreal Army. It was there that he picked up some big-league calibre action with NHLers Pat Egan, Terry Reardon, Bob Fillion, and Red Doran.

In 1944, however, Peters laid his stick and skates aside to head overseas to see some real action. From then until the end of the war, he worked for the 3rd Canadian Heavy Recovery Corps in Normandy. By the time he returned to North America in 1945, the Montreal Canadiens had secured his rights. He suited up in time for the start of the 1945-46 campaign and launched into a nine-year NHL career.

In the early years, Peters usually skated on the Habs' defensive line with Murph Chamberlain and Ken Mosdell and sometimes with Billy Reay. In that context, Peters excelled as an effective checker and a nifty stickhandler with a respectable shot. The rap on his game was that he tended to lack confidence in his own prowess.

During the finals of his first big-league season, Peters and his defensive corps were instrumental in shutting down the Bruins' Kraut Line of Schmidt, Bauer, and Dumart. The end result was a Stanley Cup victory for the Habs.

Over the years that followed, Peters put in stints with the Bruins, Wings and Hawks. His time in the Motor City was his most successful as his team won the Stanley Cup in 1950 and 1954. Peters never returned to the NHL after his final Cup victory. Instead, he rounded out his career after two seasons with the Windsor Bulldogs senior club in 1956.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80