Defenceman Peter Scamurra spent four years with the Washington Capitals in the 70s. He was a decent passer who could also look after his responsibilities in his own end of the ice.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Scamurra moved to Canada in his youth. His amateur career was split between the University of Wisconsin and the OHA's Peterborough Petes. He also played for Canada at the 1974 World Junior championships and was taken 19th overall by Washington at the 1975 Amateur Draft. That year he was also voted on to the OHA second all-star team after a 52-point season.
I 1975-76, the young rearguard played 58 games as an NHL rookie on the woeful Caps. Over the next four years he saw NHL duty and helped solidify the blueline on the club's various AHL affiliates. Scamurra retired in 1981 after spending a year with Saipa Lappeenranta of Finland and skating briefly with the AHL's Binghamton Whalers.