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Monday, March 12, 2012

TTM: Pete Peeters

Pete Peeters had one of the greatest seasons by a goalie ever in 1982-83.  Peeters won 40 games, had 8 shutouts and a GAA of 2.36.  That's a 2.36 GAA during the highest scoring era of NHL history, and it is also the lowest GAA for a single season in the 1980s.  Peeters would finish in the top ten in GAA nine times in his 13 year career and lead the league twice.  Peeters finished his career with 246 career wins and a 3.08 GAA, which is a damn good number for a goalie from the 1980s.  Peeters played for Team Canada in the 1984 Canada Cup.  Unfortunately for Mr. Peeters he will live infamously through the highlight reel as Bobby Nystrom scores the Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime for the 1980 New York Islanders.
Mr. Peeters signed 4 of 4 in 30 days care of the Anahiem Ducks, where he is a goaltending coach.

1 comment:

  1. Pete shall always remain one of the great 80s goalies but he'll be best remembered as starting the Islanders dynasty by allowing the 1980 Bobby Nystrom OT winner!