Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pat Peake
A product of Minnesota's youth hockey programs, Pat Peake reached the summit of his career before he ever turned pro. He was an offensive standout for the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors of the OHL from 1990 to 1992. He then had a successful stint with the U.S. National Juniors before exploding back onto the OHL scene with the Detroit Junior Red Wings.

In only 46 games, Peake garnered 136 points and an armful of awards: OHL First Team All-Star, Canadian Junior Player of the Year and the Most Sportsmanlike Player.

Needless to say, his offensive exploits attracted considerable attention at the NHL level. He was selected 14th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. But Peake was never able to shine in the NHL the way he did as a junior. He toiled through parts of five seasons with the Caps while making regular trips to Portland of the AHL.

In 1995-96, he finally began to get up a head of offensive steam, scoring 36 points in 62 games. But a serious heel injury nipped his momentum in the bud. Peake managed only eight more professional games before he was forced to retire in 1997 at age 24.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors NAHL 34 33 44 77 48
1990-91 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors OHL 63 39 51 90 54
1991-92 Detroit Compuware Ambassadors OHL 53 41 52 93 44 7 8 9 17 10
1991-92 United States WJC-A 7 5 1 6 4
1991-92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 3 1 0 1 4
1992-93 Detroit Jr. Red Wings OHL 46 58 78 136 64 2 1 3 4 2
1992-93 United States WJC-A 7 4 9 13 18
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 49 11 18 29 39 +1 8 0 1 1 8
1993-94 Portland Pirates AHL 4 0 5 5 2
1994-95 Washington Capitals NHL 18 0 4 4 12 -6
1994-95 Portland Pirates AHL 5 1 3 4 2 4 0 3 3 6
1995-96 Washington Capitals NHL 62 17 19 36 46 +7 5 2 1 3 12
1996-97 Washington Capitals NHL 4 0 0 0 4 +1
1996-97 Portland Pirates AHL 3 0 2 2 0
1997-98 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 4 0
NHL Totals 134 28 41 69 105 13 2 2 4 20


OHL First All-Star Team (1993)
OHL MVP (1993)
Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1993)
Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (1993)
Suffered eventual career-ending heel injury in game vs Pittsburgh, April 26, 1996.
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