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Brent Peterson
Brent Peterson
Center
Number: 12
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
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Born: Feb 15, 1958
Birthplace: Calgary, AB, Canada
Drafted: DET / 1978 NHL Amateur Draft
Round: 1st (12th overall)
He was selected 12th overall in the 1978 entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings. But his start with the club was not the smooth entry that he'd hoped for. In 1979-80, he was called up to the Motor City from the Wings AHL affiliate in Glen Falls, New York. The club's GM told him to secure a residence since he'd be sticking around. He got rid of his digs in New York and put a $1,500 deposit down on a place in Detroit. Two days later, he was dispatched back to Adirondack. He lost his big-league shot, his deposit and returned to New York with no place to live.

He survived the upheaval, but never really caught on with the Wings. In 1981, he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres where he finally found a regular niche at the NHL level. With more ice time and the great defensive artist Craig Ramsey as a linemate, Peterson soon refined his skills as an excellent defensive specialist with a deft touch for killing penalties.

In all, he served the Sabres for parts of four seasons until the Vancouver Canucks, with their sagging penalty-killing unit, came calling during the waiver draft in 1985. Peterson simply transferred his defensive game to the West Coast and successfully poured new life into the defensively troubled Canucks' lineup. He performed his magic until the Hartford Whalers make like the Canucks and brought the hard-working centreman to Connecticut where he played for two seasons before retiring in 1989.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89