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Ducks name Peeters goaltending consultant

Tuesday, 07.28.2009 / 1:49 PM / News

The Ducks announced on Tuesday that they have named Pete Peeters as their new goaltending consultant.

"Pete Peeters has a proven track record as one of the top goaltending consultants in the league," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "We are pleased to announce he's joined the team."

Peeters, 51 (8/17/57), joins the Ducks after having served as the Edmonton Oilers' goaltending coach for the last eight seasons. During his tenure, he helped Dwayne Roloson backstop the Oilers to a Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2006. Prior to joining Edmonton, Peeters spent four seasons as the goaltending coach for the Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes from 1993-97.

The Edmonton, Alberta native captured the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender for the 1982-83 season. He won the trophy as part of a career year with Boston in which he placed second in Hart Trophy (League MVP) balloting behind Wayne Gretzky. He also recorded a league-leading 40 wins and a 2.36 goals-against average (GAA) that season. In his first full NHL season in 1979-80, Peeters earned a 29-5-5 record, helping the Philadelphia Flyers to a 35-game undefeated streak, which is the longest in NHL history. That same year, he helped the Flyers advance to the Stanley Cup Final, falling to the New York Islanders in six games. In his 13-year career (1978-91), Peeters appeared in 489 career games with Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, recording a 246-155-51 mark with a 3.08 GAA. He was also a four-time All-Star, appearing in the mid-season classic in 1980, 1981, 1983 and 1984.

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