|Position||Center / wing|
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
204 lb (93 kg)
|Born||April 14, 1988,|
Bloomington, MN, USA
|NHL Draft||8th overall, 2006|
|Pro Career||2007 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Mueller was drafted 8th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He plays as a center. He played in the USA Hockey developmental program for the 2004–05 season before moving to the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. He followed former Breck High School teammate Blake Wheeler to the Coyotes, making the transition into the NHL during the 2007–08 season. Because of his outstanding performances in the first half of the 2007–08 season, Mueller was selected to play in the 2008 NHL YoungStars Game in Atlanta. Netted his first career NHL hat-trick against the Anaheim Ducks on November 7, 2007.
In the 2009–10 season, Mueller's production further sagged, leading to a request to be traded. Mueller scored 4 goals in 54 games before on March 3, 2010, he was traded by the Coyotes, along with Kevin Porter, to the Colorado Avalanche for Wojtek Wolski. Later that day Mueller made his Avalanche debut, scoring a goal in a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. In just 16 games with the Avs, after a 5-4 overtime victory against the San Jose Sharks in which he scored two goals and an assist, Mueller had already eclipsed his offensive production he managed to register with the Coyotes for the entire season before the trade.
On September 10, 2010, the Colorado Avalanche signed Mueller to a 2 year $4 million deal. He suffered a concussion late in an Avalanche regular season game vs. San Jose late in the '10 season. He suffered it as a result of a hard check by former Avalanche defenseman, Rob Blake. He suffered another concussion in the last week of the 2010/2011 preseason and has been on IR since. From ESPN on 12/2/10: "Mueller still has not resumed skating, and is now reportedly seeking out other medical options to find the cause of the post-concussion symptoms that just don't seem to go away."
Mueller started up again in the 2011-12 season. However, after playing in three games, he again started suffering symptons of concussion.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2005–06 WHL Jim Piggott Memorial Trophy
- 2005–06 WHL Top Draft Prospect Award
- 2007–08 Played in NHL YoungStars Game
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
International[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l totals||20||9||10||19||54|
|Senior int'l totals||7||0||4||4||0|
References[edit | edit source]
- Mueller picked for YoungStars. AZCentral (2008-01-15). Retrieved on 2010-03-05.
- Coyotes make seven trades before deadline. KTAR (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
- Coyotes get Wolski for Mueller, Porter. NHL (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
- Mueller scores in debut as Avs down Ducks. TSN (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
[edit | edit source]
- Peter Mueller's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Peter Mueller's career stats at Eliteprospects.com
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
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