Pete Peeters joined the Ducks for the 2009-10 season 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.
Peeters was selected by Philadelphia in the eighth round (135th overall) of the 1977 NHL Amateur Draft. He represented the Canada Cup-winning Canadian squad in 1984, going 3-1-0 with a 3.33 GAA in four games. Peeters and his wife Laurie have two sons and one daughter.