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Born August 1, 1957 (1957-08-01) (age 52),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Pro clubs AHL
Maine Mariners
Binghamton Whalers
Hershey Bears
NHL
Philadelphia Flyers
Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 135th overall, 1977
Philadelphia Flyers
Career 1977 – 1991

Peter H. Peeters (born August 1, 1957 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender who was one of the NHL's most colourful characters in the 1980s. On July 27, 2009, he signed on as goaltending coach for the Anaheim Ducks, a position which had been left vacant following the departure of François Allaire.

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Playing career

Peeters was drafted 135th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft after playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WCHL. Peeters played in 489 career NHL games, with a record of 246 wins, 155 losses and 51 ties. He also registered 21 shutouts and a 3.08 Goals Against Average.

Peeters joined the Boston Bruins for the 1982-83 season, and won the NHL's Vezina Trophy for best goaltender in his first season with Boston. He was traded to the Washington Capitals in 1985, and rejoined the Philadelphia Flyers in 1989 and played parts of 2 seasons for them.

Mario Lemieux scored his first NHL goal on his first shot against Peeters. Peeters gave up the game winning overtime goal to Bob Nystrom in the Stanley Cup Finals versus the New York Islanders in the 1979–80 season, which started the 4 consecutive Stanley Cups for the New York Islanders.

Career statistics

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Regular season

Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1975–76 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 37 16 11 9 2074 147 0 4.25 .877
1976–77 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 62 26 24 12 3423 232 1 4.07 .877
1977–78 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 33 12 10 7 1698 92 1 3.25 .919
1977–78 Maine Mariners AHL 17 8 2 2 855 40 0 2.80
1978–79 Maine Mariners AHL 35 25 6 3 2067 100 2 2.90
1978–79 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 5 1 2 1 280 16 0 3.43
1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 29 5 5 2373 108 1 2.73
1980–81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 40 22 12 5 2333 115 2 2.96
1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 44 23 18 3 2591 160 0 3.71 .871
1982–83 Boston Bruins NHL 62 40 11 9 3611 142 8 2.36 .904
1983–84 Boston Bruins NHL 50 29 16 2 2868 151 0 3.16 .876
1984–85 Boston Bruins NHL 51 19 26 4 2975 172 1 3.47 .868
1985–86 Boston Bruins NHL 8 3 4 1 485 31 0 3.84 .873
1985–86 Washington Capitals NHL 34 19 11 3 2021 113 1 3.35 .876
1986–87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 4 3 0 1 245 4 1 0.98 .967
1986–87 Washington Capitals NHL 37 17 11 4 2002 107 0 3.21 .885
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 35 14 12 4 1896 88 2 2.78 .898
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 35 20 7 3 1854 88 4 2.85 .889
1989–90 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 24 1 13 5 1140 71 1 3.74 .883
1990–91 Hershey Bears AHL 2 0 1 0 105 11 0 6.29 .833
1990–91 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 26 9 7 1 1270 61 1 2.88 .902
NHL totals 489 246 155 51 27699 1424 21 3.08

Playoffs

Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1976–77 Medicine Hat Tigers WCHL 4 204 17 0 5.00
1977–78 Maine Mariners AHL 11 8 3 562 25 1 2.67
1978–79 Maine Mariners AHL 6 5 0 329 15 0 2.74
1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 13 8 5 779 37 1 2.78
1980–81 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 3 2 1 180 12 0 4.00
1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 4 1 2 220 17 0 4.64
1982–83 Boston Bruins NHL 17 9 8 1024 61 1 3.57
1983–84 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 3 180 10 0 3.33 .853
1984–85 Boston Bruins NHL 1 0 1 60 4 0 4.00 .846
1985–86 Washington Capitals NHL 9 5 4 544 24 0 2.65 .905
1986–87 Washington Capitals NHL 3 1 2 180 9 0 3.00 .882
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 12 7 5 654 34 0 3.12 .896
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 6 2 4 359 24 0 4.01 .854
NHL totals 71 35 35 4200 232 2 3.31

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Preceded by
Billy Smith
Winner of the Vezina Trophy
1983
Succeeded by
Tom Barrasso

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Born August 1, 1957 (1957-08-01) (age 53),
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Pro clubs Philadelphia Flyers
Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals
NHL Draft 135th overall, 1977
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1977 – 1991

Peter H. Peeters (born 1 August, 1957 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender who was one of the NHL's most colourful characters in the 1980s.

Peeters was drafted 135th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft after playing for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WCHL. Peeters played in 489 career NHL games, with a record of 246 wins, 155 losses and 51 ties. He also registered 21 shutouts and a 3.08 Goals Against Average. Peeters also played several years for the Washington Capitals.

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