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Michael Peca
Michael Peca
Centre
(PEH-kuh)
Number: 27
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183
Shoots: Right
Born: 26 Mar 1974
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent July 18, 2006. Originally Vancouver"s second choice, 40th overall, in 1992 Entry Draft
Drafted: VAN / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (40th overall)
2005-06: Played 71 games for Edmonton collecting 23 points (nine goals, 14 assists) with 56 penalty minutes Ranked 13th in the NHL with a 54.9% face-off winning percentage Ranked 25th in the NHL in shorthanded scoring with four points (two goals, two assists)Ranked 5th among team forwards in ice-time (16:38)Ranked 14th on the team in points and 10th among forwardsRanked 9th on the team among forwards in goalsCollected his first career point (assist) for Edmonton October 8 vs. Vancouver Scored his first career goal for Edmonton October 18 vs. Phoenix Set a team record with a 93.8% (15 of 16) for highest face-off winning percentage in one game vs. San Jose November 21, 2005 PLAYOFFS: Played 24 games collecting 11 points (six goals, five assists) with 20 penalty minutesRanked second among team forwards in ice-time (19:05) and plus/minus (+5)Ranked sixth among team forwards in points...2004-05: Did not play2003-04: Played 76 games for the N.Y. Islanders collecting 40 points (11 goals, 29 assists) with 71 penalty minutes Finished fifth in voting for the Selke Trophy Registered his seventh consecutive season of 40 or more points Played his 600th NHL game February 16 vs. Los AngelesScored ninth career shorthanded goal March 11 at San Jose placing him 10th (tie) overall in franchise history Missed 11 games due to injuryPlayed five playoff games collecting six penalty minutes...Ranked first on the team among forwards in average ice time (23:00)2002-03: Played 66 games for the N.Y. Islanders collecting 42 points (13 goals, 29 assists) with 43 penalty minutesRanked fifth on the team in points and goalsRanked fourth on the team in assists Ranked second on team in shorthanded points (3-tie)Recorded his sixth consecutive season of 40 or more pointsPlayed his 500th career NHL game December 28 vs. CarolinaRegistered a season high three points December 7 at PittsburghMissed 15 games due to injury Played five playoff games collecting four penalty minutes2001-02: Played 80 games for the N.Y. Islanders collecting 60 points (25 goals, 35 assists) with 62 penalty minutes Named captain of the Islanders October 3Won the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward for the second time in his career Set career highs in assists and pointsRanked first on the team in shorthanded goals (6)Ranked second on the team in points and assists Ranked third on the team in goalsMissed two games due to injuryNamed to Team Canada as an assistant captain for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake CityPlayed three games collecting four points (one goal, three assists) with four penalty minutesWon Canada's first Gold Medal since 1952Played five playoff games collecting one goal with two penalty minutes 2000-01: Did not play due to contract disputeNamed captain of Team Canada at the World Championships 1999-00: Played 73 games for Buffalo collecting 41 games (20 goals, 21 assists) with 67 penalty minutes Finished fifth in voting for the Selke Trophy Recorded second straight 20-goal season Ranked sixth on the team in pointsRanked fourth in goalsScored his first career hat trick February 25 vs. the N.Y. RangersMissed seven gamed due to injuryPlayed five playoff games collecting one point (assist) with four penalty minutes1998-99: Played 82 games for Buffalo collecting 56 points (27 goals, 29 assists) with 81 penalty minutes Ranked third in the NHL in game winning goals (8)Set a career high in goals, penalty minutes, powerplay goals (10) and game winning goals Ranked first on the team in games playedRanked second on the team in points and goalsRanked third on the team in assistsFinished third in voting for the Selke TrophySelected as one of the NHL's Top 50 Players by the Hockey News Won second straight Punch Imlach Memorial Award (Sabres' award for dedication and leadership)Played 21 playoff games collecting 13 points (five goals, eight assists) with 18 penalty minutes1997-98: Played 61 games for Buffalo collecting 40 points (18 goals, 22 assists) with 57 penalty minutesRanked first (tie) in the NHL in shorthanded points (9) and third (tie) in goals (5)Ranked fourth on the team in points and assistsFinished second in voting for the Selke TrophyPlayed 13 playoff games collecting five points (three goals, two assists) with eight penalty minutes1996-97: Played 79 games for Buffalo collecting 49 points (20 goals, 29 assists) with 80 penalty minutesthree of his seven goals were game winning goalsWon the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward Ranked first in the NHL in short-handed goals (6) Ranked second in the NHL in shorthanded points (9). Ranked first on the team in plus/minus rating (+26) Played in 10 playoff games collecting two points (two assists) with eight penalty minutes 1995-96: Played 68 games for Buffalo collecting 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) with 67 penalty minutesTr
aded from Vancouver to Buffalo along with Mike Wilson and a first-round draft for Alexander Mogilny and a fifth round pick July 8Ranked first on the team (tie) in shorthanded goals (3)Scored the last goal in Memorial Auditorium 1994-95: Played 33 games for Vancouver collecting 12 points (six goals, six assists) with 30 penalty minutes Scored his first career NHL goal January 20 vs. DallasPlayed in five playoff games collecting one point (assist) with eight penalty minutesPlayed 35 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League collecting 34 points (10 goals, 24 assists) with 75 penalty minutes 1993-94: Played 55 games for the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League collecting 113 points (50 goals, 63 assists) with 101 penalty minutes.Played 17 playoff games collecting 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) with 30 penalty minutesWon a gold medal with Canada at the World Junior ChampionshipsPlayed four games for Vancouver collecting two penalty minutesMade his NHL debut December 6 at Montreal1990-91 to 1992-93: Split time between the Sudbury Wolves and the Ottawa 67's of the OHL collecting 218 points (76 goals, 142 assists) with 197 penalty minutes in 183 gamesPlayed 16 playoff games collecting 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) with 13 penalty minutesPlayed nine games for Hamilton of the American Hockey League collecting nine points ( six goals, three assists) with 11 penalty minutes.
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