Petersen has scored 23 points in 65 games with the AHL's Texas Stars this season. He has spent five of his nine years in the NHL with Dallas, including a 39-game stint last season in which he scored five points.
The 34-year-old Peterson has 81 points and 50 penalty minutes in 397 career NHL games.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday