Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Sullivan
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.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 St. Michael's Midget Majors THL
1968-69 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B
1968-69 Peterborough Petes OHA-Jr. 4 1 0 1 0
1969-70 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 52 40 30 70 16 6 3 2 5 0
1970-71 Oshawa Generals OHA-Jr. 61 29 23 52 26
1971-72 Mount Royal College AJHL 26 14 19 33 4
1971-72 St. Petersburg Suns EHL 5 2 1 3 0
1971-72 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 1 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 39 10 14 24 8 13 1 0 1 2
1973-74 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 74 30 40 70 22 6 5 4 9 2
1974-75 Nova Scotia Voyageurs AHL 75 44 60 104 48 6 2 6 8 5
1975-76 Winnipeg Jets WHA 78 32 39 71 22 13 6 7 13 0
1976-77 Winnipeg Jets WHA 78 31 52 83 18 20 7 12 19 2
1977-78 Winnipeg Jets WHA 77 16 39 55 43 9 3 4 7 4
1978-79 Winnipeg Jets WHA 80 46 40 86 24 10 5 9 14 2
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 24 35 59 20 -45
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 47 4 19 23 20 -17
1981-82 SC Langnau Swiss 36 37 24 61
1981-82 Wichita Wind CHL 15 12 11 23 0 7 5 2 7 0
1982-83 SC Langnau Swiss 38 31 33 64
1983-84 SC Bern Swiss-2 38 46 39 85
1984-85 SC Langnau Swiss 38 53 29 82
1984-85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 5 2 3 5 0
1985-86 SC Langnau Swiss-2 36 34 27 61
1986-87 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss-3
NHL Totals 126 28 54 82 40


Brother of Frank
AHL Second All-Star Team (1975)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg (WHA), August, 1975. Rights retained by Winnipeg prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Signed as a free agent by Moncton (AHL), March 5, 1985.