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Mike Peluso

Mike Peluso  #8

Left Wing
NUMBER: 8 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

Life's about opportunity and how you respond to that opportunity, and obviously he must have some swagger about him, some confidence about him, because he was solid. He made some good saves. He was 6-foot-3 on every shot, which is a good thing for a goalie. He played well. We got a win.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock on rookie goaltender Garret Sparks, who made 24 saves in his first NHL start, a 3-0 win vs. Oilers
World Cup of Hockey 2016