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Michael Peca
Michael Peca
Center
(PEH-kuh, MIGH-kuhl)
Number: 19
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 183
Shoots: Right
Born: Mar 26, 1974
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent on August 23, 2007
Drafted: VAN / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (40th overall)

2006-07:  Registered 4-11-15 with 60 penalty minutes and was +2 in 35 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs… Scored two game-winning goals… Scored the game-winning goal in his 700th NHL game Oct. 20 at Columbus… Had 1-1-2, including the game-winning goal, Nov. 24 at Washington… Tallied his 400th career NHL point on a goal, and added an assist, Nov. 9 at Boston… Collected 0-2-2 Dec. 12 vs. Tampa Bay… Suffered a season-ending broken leg Dec. 22 at ChicagoGames lost to injury: 47… Multi-point (goal) games: 4 (0)… Most Points: 2 (4x) – Dec. 12 vs. Tampa Bay (0-2-2), most recent… Most Goals: 1 (4x) – Dec. 5 vs. Atlanta, most recent… Most Assists: 2 (2x) – Dec. 12 vs. Tampa Bay, most recent… Most PIM: 22 – Dec. 19 vs. FloridaMost Shots: 4 – Nov. 28 vs. Boston.

CAREER:  An 11-year NHL veteran… Has registered 164-245-409 with 676 penalty minutes and a cumulative +73 plus/minus rating in 728 games with the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs… Has scored 38 power play, 25 shorthanded and 28 game-winning goals during his career… Added 15-19-34 and 78 penalty minutes in 93 career playoff games… Is a two-time winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward (1997, 2002)… 2005-06:  Registered 9-14-23 with 56 penalty minutes in 71 games with Edmonton… Ranked 13th in the NHL in face-off winning percentage… Ranked 25th in the league in shorthanded scoring with 2-2-4… Set an Oilers single-game record with a 98.3% (15-of-16) face-off winning percentage on Nov. 21 vs. San Jose… Added 6-5-11 with 20 penalty minutes in 24 playoff games, helping Edmonton to the Stanley Cup Finals… 2004-05:  Did not play – NHL Season Cancelled… 2003-04:  Notched 11-29-40 with 71 penalty minutes and was +17 in 76 games for the NY Islanders… Finished fifth in voting for the Selke Trophy… Registered seventh consecutive season of 40 or more points… Played his 600th NHL game Feb. 16 vs. Los Angeles… Missed 11 games due to injury… Was whistled for six penalty minutes in five postseason games… Ranked first on the club among forwards with 23:00 of ice time… 2002-03:  Had 13-29-42 with 43 penalty minutes in 66 games with the NY Islanders… Was fifth on the team in points and goals… Ranked fourth in assists… Played his 500th NHL game Dec. 28 vs. Carolina… Missed 15 games due to injury… Had four penalty minutes in five playoff games… 2001-02:  Tallied 25-35-60 with 62 penalty minutes and was +19 in 80 games for the NY Islanders… Won his second Frank J. Selke Trophy as league’s top defensive forward… Set career highs in points and assists… Named captain of the Islanders on Oct. 3… Led the club in shorthanded goals (6)… Was second on the team in points and assists… Ranked third on the club in goals… Missed two games due to injury… Named to Team Canada as an assistant captain for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City… Registered 1-3-4 in three games… Won Canada’s first gold medal since 1952… Added 1-0-1 with two penalty minutes in five playoff games… 2000-01:  Did not play due to a contract dispute… Named captain of Team Canada at the World Championships… 1999-2000:  Collected 20-21-41 with 67 penalty minutes and was +6 in 73 games with Buffalo… Finished fifth in voting for the Selke Trophy… Was sixth on the club in points and was fourth in goals… Scored his first career hat trick Feb. 25 vs. NY Rangers… Missed seven games due to injury… Added 0-1-1 and eight penalty minutes in five postseason contests… 1998-99:  Scored a career-high 27 goals… Had 29 assists and 56 points with 81 penalty minutes and was +7 in 82 games with Buffalo… Ranked third in the NHL in game-winning goals (8)… Added a career best 10 power play goals… Led the club in games played and ranked second on the club in goals and points… Was third in assists… Finished ranked third in voting for the Selke Trophy… Selected as one of the NHL’s Top 50 Players by the Hockey News… Won second straight Punch Imlach Memorial Award, awarded to the Sabres player for dedication and leadership… Picked up 5-8-13 in 21 playoff games to help the Sabres advance to the Stanley Cup Finals… 1997-98:  Registered 18-22-40 with 57 penalty minutes and was +12 in 61 games for Buffalo… Ranked tied for first in the NHL in shorthanded points (5-4-9) and was third in goals… Ranked fourth on the club in points and assists… Finished second in voting for the Selke Trophy… Added 3-2-5 with eight penalty minutes in 13 playoff games… 1996-97:  Had 20-29-49 with 80 penalty minutes and a career-best +26 in 79 games with Buffalo… Won his first Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward… Led the league in shorthanded goals (6) and was second in shorthanded points (9)… Led the Sabres in plus/minus rating… Added 0-2-2 with eight penalty minutes in 10 playoff games… 1995-96:  Notched 11-20-31 with 67 penalty minutes in 68 games with Buffalo… Ranked first on the club in shorthanded goals (3)… Scored the last goal in Memorial Auditorium… 1994-95:  Had 6-6-12 with 30 penalty minutes in 33 games with Vancouver… Added 10-24-34 with 75 penalty minutes in 35 games with Syracuse of the American Hockey League… 1993-94:  Was scoreless with two penalty minutes in four games with Vancouver… Made his NHL debut on Dec. 6 at Montreal… Spent most of the season with the Ottawa 67’s of the Ontario Hockey League… Had an OHL career-high in goals (50), points (113) and penalty minutes (101)… Added 7-22-29 and 30 penalty minutes in 17 postseason games… Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships… 1992-93:  Had a career-high 64 assists… Added 38 goals and 102 points with 80 penalty minutes in 55 games with Ottawa of the AHL… Added 6-3-9 with 11 penalty minutes in nine games with Hamilton of the AHL… 1991-92:  Split the season between Sudbury and Ottawa of the OHL… Had 16-34-50 with 61 penalty minutes in 39 games with Sudbury… Added 8-17-25 with 32 penalty minutes in 27 games with Ottawa1990-91:  Tallied 14-27-41 with 24 penalty minutes in his first junior season with Sudbury of the OHL.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  Vancouver’s second pick, 40th overall, in 1992 Entry Draft… Acquired by Buffalo with Mike Wilson and Vancouver’s first round pick (Jay McKee) in the 1995 Entry Draft from Vancouver in exchange for Alexander Mogilny and Buffalo’s fifth round pick (Todd Norman) in the 1995 Entry Draft on July 8, 1995… Rights acquired by NY Islanders from Buffalo in exchange for Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt on June 24, 2001… Acquired by Edmonton from NY Islanders in exchange for Mike York and Edmonton’s fourth round pick (later traded to ColoradoColorado selected Kevin Montgomery) in 2006 Entry Draft on Aug. 3, 2005… Signed as a free agent by Toronto on July 18, 2006… Signed as a free agent by Columbus on Aug. 23, 2007.

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