Speedy center Peter Sullivan spent two years with the Winnipeg Jets in the early 80s. He was a fine goal scorer in the minors, the WHA and Europe.
Born in Toronto, Sullivan was taken 95th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1971 after he accumulated 69 goals in two seasons for the Oshawa Generals of the OHA. Since the Habs were deep at centre, he bounced around the minors for a few years. After leading the AHL with 44 goals for the Nova Scotia Voyageurs in 1974-75, the clever pivot was selected to the league's second all-star team. He then opted to pursue his pro career with the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA.
Sullivan topped the 30-goal mark three times in four seasons with the Jets including a 46-goal performance in 1978-79. That spring he also helped Winnipeg win the last Avco Cup title. Sullivan remained with the Jets when they joined the NHL in 1979-80. He scored 25 goals and formed a solid partnership with Morris Lukowich though his -45 plus/minus rating was a concern. Injuries reduced him to 47 games the next season before he headed for Europe. Sullivan spent most of his last few years as a pro in Switzerland with HC Langnau and SC Bern before retiring in 1986.