Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Garry Peters
Garry Peters played his junior hockey with the Regina Pats of the SJHL where he stood out from the crowd as a league leader in assists and points in 1961-62. As a prospect in the Montreal Canadiens' system, he was eventually dispatched to play for the Omaha Knights where he won CHL Rookie of the Year honours along with Poul Popiel in 1964.

During the following year, Peters picked up his first handful of games in the NHL with the Canadiens before returning to the minors to close out the campaign. Shortly thereafter, Montreal traded Peters along with Cesare Maniago to the Rangers. There, Peters picked up his first full season as an NHLer and established himself as an effective defensive forward.

Montreal then re-acquired Peters prior to the 1966-67 season, giving him a four-game tryout before putting him away in storage with the Houston Apollos of the CHL. But the NHL's first major expansion made it difficult for clubs like the Canadiens to continue hiding their talent in the minors. Peters was subsequently picked up by the fledgling Philadelphia Flyers who gave him a four-year, full-time stint at the NHL level. Peters scored a few goals and assists each year while doing his best to inhibit the onslaught of opposition coming from the more established clubs across the league.

In 1971, the Boston Bruins scooped him up in the Intra-League Draft. He spent most of his time toiling for the Boston Braves of the AHL before jumping to the WHA where he rounded out his hockey career with New York and New Jersey in 1973-74.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Regina Pats SJHL 37 9 6 15 39
1960-61 Regina Pats SJHL 57 36 46 82 94 10 10 12 22 8
1960-61 Regina Pats M-Cup 6 2 2 4 2
1961-62 Regina Pats SJHL 56 45 69 114 68 16 10 14 24 4
1962-63 Regina Pats SJHL 50 37 39 76 100 4 1 0 1 15
1962-63 Hull-Ottawa Canadiens EPHL 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
1962-63 Estevan Bruins M-Cup 6 4 0 4 25
1963-64 Omaha Knights CPHL 72 32 49 81 82 10 5 9 14 17
1964-65 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 0 2 2 6
1964-65 Quebec Aces AHL 4 1 2 3 4
1964-65 Omaha Knights CPHL 43 21 23 44 56
1965-66 New York Rangers NHL 63 7 3 10 42
1966-67 Montreal Canadiens NHL 4 0 1 1 2
1966-67 Houston Apollos CPHL 50 21 31 52 90
1967-68 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 7 5 12 22 -2
1968-69 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 66 8 6 14 49 -20 4 1 1 2 16
1969-70 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 59 6 10 16 69 -9
1970-71 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 73 6 7 13 69 -14 4 1 1 2 15
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Boston Braves AHL 58 39 34 73 118 8 1 2 3 4
1972-73 New York Raiders WHA 23 2 7 9 24
1973-74 New York/New Jersey Knights WHA 34 2 5 7 18
NHL Totals 311 34 34 68 261 9 2 2 4 31


SJHL First All-Star Team (1962)
Ken McKenzie Trophy (CPHL - Rookie of the Year) (1964) (shared with Poul Popiel)
AHL First All-Star Team (1972)
Les Cunningham Award (AHL - MVP) (1972)
Traded to NY Rangers by Montreal with Cesare Maniago for Earl Ingarfield, Noel Price, Gord Labossiere, Dave McComb and cash, June 8, 1965. Traded to Montreal by NY Rangers with Ted Taylor for Red Berenson, June 13, 1966. Claimed by Philadelphia from Montreal in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967.
Missed majority of 1967-68 due to eye injury vs. NY Rangers, December 25, 1967. Claimed by Boston from Philadelphia in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971. Selected by NY Raiders (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by NY Islanders from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972.
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