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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.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season