MUELLER NAMED TO NHL YOUNGSTARS GAME AT NHL ALL-STAR WEEKEND
/ Arizona Coyotes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes center Peter Mueller has been named to the NHL YoungStars Game which will be played on Saturday, Jan. 26 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta as part of NHL All-Star Weekend.
Mueller, 19, has recorded 10-12-22 and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 43 games for the Coyotes this season. The rookie from Bloomington, Minnesota ranks T-3rd in goals, T-5th in points and 7th in assists on the Coyotes this season.
Among NHL rookies, Mueller currently ranks 2nd in goals and T-5th in points. He also has three shootout-deciding goals on the season, which places him 2nd in the NHL.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Mueller was selected by the Coyotes with the 8th overall pick in the 2006 Entry Draft. He spent the last two seasons with the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League (WHL), where he collected 47-89-136 and 89 PIM in 103 games.
Mueller also represented the United States at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships. At the 2006 tournament, Mueller was the youngest player on the team and finished with 2-4-6 in seven games. In 2007, he helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal by recording 3-3-6 in seven games to rank 3rd on the team in scoring.
Mueller is the fifth member of the Coyotes organization to be named to the NHL YoungStars game, which began in 2001-02. He joins Krys Kolanos (2002 – represented by Paul Mara), Ossi Vaananen (2003) and Branko Radivojevic (2003) as the only Coyotes to be invited to the game.