Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Sidorkiewicz
An announcer once referred to Peter Sidorkiewicz as "Peter Alphabet," but when asked if he would change his name any time soon Sidorkiewicz said, "At least this way, I don't have to worry about being mistaken for somebody else."

After his parents moved from Dabrowa Bialostocka, Poland to Oshawa, Ontario Sidorkiewicz played his junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals of the OHA and after only one season he was selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1981 Entry Draft. He played for the Generals for four seasons before being traded to the Hartford Whalers in 1985. Sidorkiewicz played in the AHL for the Binghamton Whalers and was named to the AHL's second all-star team for 1987. He made a one-game appearance in the NHL the next season while spending the majority of the year in Binghamton.

The 1988-89 season saw Sidorkiewicz get more playing time after number-one goalie Mike Liut got off to a poor start for the season. He also saw his first action in the Stanley Cup playoffs, playing in two games, and was named to the all-rookie team for '89. In the middle of the next season, Liut was traded to the Capitals, thus giving Sidorkiewicz the starting job. He played for two more seasons in Hartford before being claimed by the upstart Ottawa Senators in the 1992 Expansion Draft.

The Sens traded Sidorkiewicz to the New Jersey Devils after only one season, and he spent most of his playing time the next few years in the AHL and IHL. He played one more game for the Devils in the 1997-98 season before leaving the game.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1980-81 Oshawa Legionnaires ON-Jr.B 22 1 3.23
1980-81 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 7 3 3 0 0 4.68 5 2 2 0 4.52
1981-82 Oshawa Generals OHL 29 14 11 1 2 4.75 1 0 0 0 4.62
1982-83 Oshawa Generals OHL 60 36 20 3 0 3.61 17 15 1 0 3.53
1982-83 Oshawa Generals M-Cup 5 3 2 0 0 5.12
1983-84 Oshawa Generals OHL 52 28 21 1 1 4.15 7 3 4 1 3.86
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 45 31 9 5 3 3.05 8 4 4 0 3.87
1984-85 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 10 4 4 2 0 4.37
1985-86 Binghamton Whalers AHL 49 21 22 3 2 3.19 4 1 3 0 3.06
1986-87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 57 23 16 0 4 2.92 13 6 7 0 2.72
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 6.00
1987-88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 42 19 17 3 0 3.68 3 0 2 0 3.27
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 44 22 18 4 4 3.03 2 0 2 0 3.87
1988-89 Canada WEC-A 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 46 19 19 7 1 3.57 7 3 4 0 3.22
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 52 21 22 7 1 3.33 6 2 4 0 4.01
1991-92 Hartford Whalers NHL 35 9 19 6 2 3.34
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 64 8 46 3 0 4.43
1993-94 New Jersey Devils NHL 3 0 3 0 0 2.77
1993-94 Albany River Rats AHL 15 6 7 2 0 3.97
1993-94 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 11 6 3 0 2 2.74 18 10 8 1 3.36
1994-95 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 16 8 6 1 1 3.70 3 1 2 0 5.00
1995-96 Albany River Rats AHL 32 19 7 5 3 2.95 1 0 1 0 3.06
1996-97 Albany River Rats AHL 62 31 23 6 2 2.90 16 7 8 0 3.13
1997-98 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 0 3.00
1997-98 Albany River Rats AHL 43 21 15 5 3 2.85 2 1 1 0 4.01
NHL Totals 246 79 128 27 8 3.59 15 5 10 0 3.61


Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1983)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1987)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1989) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1993)
Traded to Hartford by Washington with Dean Evason for David Jensen, March 12, 1985. Claimed by Ottawa from Hartford in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to New Jersey by Ottawa with future considerations (Mike Peluso, June 26, 1993) for Craig Billington, Troy Mallette and New Jersey's 4th round choice (Cosmo Dupaul) in 1993 Entry Draft, June 20, 1993.