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Pēteris Skudra
Peter Skudra.jpg
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname(s) Skuds
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
183 lb (83 kg)
Teams Vancouver Canucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Buffalo Sabres
Boston Bruins
Nationality Flag of Latvia Latvian
Born (1973-04-24)April 24, 1973,
Riga, Latvian SSR
NHL Draft undrafted
Pro Career 1994 – 2007

Pēteris "Peter" Skudra (born April 24, 1973) is a retired Latvian professional ice hockey goaltender. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for six seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, the Boston Bruins, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Vancouver Canucks. Originally signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh in 1997, Skudra went on to play 74 games with the Penguins over three years. After the 1999–2000 season, he was signed by the Boston Bruins. After playing for the Bruins in 2000–01 season he was signed by the Vancouver Canucks as a backup to Dan Cloutier. Towards the end of the 2002–03 season Skudra fell out of favor with coach Marc Crawford who instead decided to have Alex Auld backup Dan Cloutier for that seasons playoffs.

In 2003, Skudra left North America for the Russian League. He has played for AK Bars Kazan and Khimik Voskresensk and CSKA Moscow. On October 22nd, 2007, Skudra announced his retirement after 13 professional seasons.

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