Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Schaefer
Born in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Peter Schaefer was selected 66th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks after a 27 goal season for the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings. He returned to junior and scored 96 goals in his last two years and was named to the WHL East First All-Star team and to the CHL First All-Star team.

In 1997-98 Shaefer looked solid as a rookie with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch when he registered 44 assists in 73 games. He was called up for a quarter of the NHL season the next year then played 71 games in 1999-00. During the 2000-01 season Scahefer's diligence and unselfish play was a key reason behind the Canucks' return to the post-season after a four year absence.

After four seasons with the Canuck organization, Shaefer joined TPS Turku in Finland for the 2001-02 before returning to NHL and the Ottawa Senators the following year. Since his return to the NHL, Shaefer has been a key role player for the Sens and went on to establish a career high 39 points (15-24-39) in 2003-04.

During the NHL lockout, Schaefer competed with HC Forst Bolzano in Italy before he returned to the Sens line-up in 2005-06 to set new career highs in goals (20) assists (30) and points (50). In 2006-07, Schaefer nearly matched his output from the previous year and he helped the Senators win an Eastern Conference Championship. However, his days in Ottawa soon came to an end just weeks after the NHL playoffs had ended as the Senators dealt Schaefer to their division foes in Boston.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Yorkton Mallers SMHL 32 27 14 41 133
1993-94 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 2 1 0 1 0
1994-95 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 68 27 32 59 34 18 5 3 8 18
1994-95 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 4 3 0 3 0
1995-96 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 69 47 61 108 53 19 10 13 23 5
1995-96 Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 4 2 0 2 2
1996-97 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 61 49 74 123 85 6 1 4 5 4
1996-97 Syracuse Crunch AHL 5 0 3 3 0 3 1 3 4 14
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 19 44 63 41 -8 5 2 1 3 2
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL 25 4 4 8 8 -1
1998-99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 41 10 19 29 66 -17
1999-00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 16 15 31 20 0
1999-00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 2 0 0 0 2 0
1999-00 Canada WC-A 8 1 0 1 4 +3
2000-01 Vancouver Canucks NHL 82 16 20 36 22 +4 3 0 0 0 0
2001-02 TPS Turku Finland 33 16 15 31 93 8 1 2 3 2
2001-02 Canada WC-A 7 0 1 1 2 0
2002-03 Ottawa Senators NHL 75 6 17 23 32 +11 16 2 3 5 6
2003-04 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 15 24 39 26 +22 7 0 2 2 4
2004-05 HC Forst Bolzano Italy 15 11 14 25 10 10 1 7 8 12
2005-06 Ottawa Senators NHL 82 20 30 50 40 +16 10 2 5 7 14
2006-07 Ottawa Senators NHL 77 12 34 46 32 +7 20 1 5 6 10
2007-08 Boston Bruins NHL 63 9 17 26 18 +4 7 1 3 4 0
2008-09 Providence Bruins AHL 47 7 19 26 10 +5 16 3 4 7 2
2009-10
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 16 1 1 2 2 -3
2010-11 ERC Ingolstadt Germany 15 4 11 15 22 4 1 1 2 4
NHL Totals 572 99 162 261 200 63 6 18 24 34


WHL East First All-Star Team (1996, 1997)
WHL Player of the Year (1997)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1997)
Signed as a free agent by Turku (Finland), October 18, 2001. Traded to Ottawa by Vancouver for Sami Salo, September 21, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Bolzano (Italy), November 30, 2004. Traded to Boston by Ottawa for Shean Donovan, July 17, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Ingolstadt (Germany), January 9, 2011.
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