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Pete Peeters
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Teams Philadelphia Flyers
Boston Bruins
Washington Capitals
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1957-08-01)August 1, 1957,
Edmonton, AB, CAN
NHL Draft 135th overall, 1977
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1977 – 1991

Peter H. Peeters (born August 1, 1957 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a retired professional goaltender who was one of the NHL's most colourful characters in the 1980s. He was released as goaltending coach of the Edmonton Oilers on June 12/2009. He joins Craig MacTavish, Bill Moores and video coach Brian Ross as restructuring of the coaching staff for the Edmonton Oilers continues. It leaves Kelly Buchberger as the only coaching staff member from the 2008-2009 season.

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.

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