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Mike Peluso

Mike Peluso

Left Wing
BIRTHDATE: November 8, 1965
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Pengilly, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 225 DRAFTED: NJD / 1984 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 10th   (190th overall)
Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 7, 1989. Claimed by Ottawa frozm Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to New Jersey by Ottawa to complete transaction that sent Craig Billington, Troy Mallette and New Jersey's 4th round choice (Cosmo Dupaul) in 1993 Entry Draft to Ottawa (June 20, 1993), June 26, 1993. Traded to St. Louis by New Jersey with Ricard Persson for Ken Sutton and St. Louis' 2nd round choice (Brett Clouthier) in 1999 Entry Draft, November 26, 1996. Transferred to NY Rangers from St. Louis as compensation for St. Louis' signing of Larry Pleau as head coach, June 21, 1997. Claimed by Calgary from NY Rangers in NHL Waiver Draft, September 28, 1997. Suffered eventual career-ending neck injury vs. Phoenix, December 22, 1997. Officially announced retirement, December 30, 1997.
Quote of the Day

You don't see many. The [Drew] Doughtys, the [P.K.] Subbans, those are guys that create offense from the back and then on top of that ability, the size that he has. In the West you play against some pretty big players, and being able to clear the crease and contain the [Ryan] Getzlafs and the [Corey] Perrys and [Anze] Kopitars and players like that, we're excited about him going back there.

— Sharks general manager Doug Wilson on Brent Burns returning back to defense