Andrew Peters : biography
Andrew Peters (born May 5, 1980) is a retired Canadian ice hockey left winger
Peters was drafted 34th overall by the Sabres in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Besides the NHL, Peters has also played for the Rochester Americans in the AHL, as well as the OHL's Oshawa Generals and Kitchener Rangers.
While on the Rochester Americans, Andrew got into an on-ice fight with his brother Geoff Peters. Andrew has stated in interviews that he did not know it was his brother that he was fighting.
For a short time, both Andrew and Geoff played for the same team (Rochester Americans). During one game, Andrew and Geoff collaborated on a goal. Andrew received an assist while Geoff was credited with the goal. During his time in the AHL, Peters led the league for most penalty minutes at 388.
Peters admitted in 2005 that he had used Androstenedione earlier in his career, though there were no rules against it at the time. He stopped using it after the Food and Drug Administration banned its sale in April 2004. Peters claimed to have not taken the supplement for 3 years now.
Throughout his career Peters has been known more so for his rough play than his scoring ability, having not scored a goal between the 03-04 season and February 20, 2007. Peters goal in the 03-04 season was scored on an empty net. Peters fourth, and next goal would come a little over a year later, on February 28, 2008. Less than two weeks later Peters received a one-game suspension for his altercation with New York Rangers forward Colton Orr.
On January 6, 2009, Peters was involved in an incident with Jarkko Ruutu, in which Peters shoved his glove into Ruutu's face. Ruutu then bit Peters's thumb through the glove, piercing the skin. Peters was called for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play, but Ruutu was suspended the next day for two games.
On September 12, 2009, the New Jersey Devils invited Peters to try out with the team during training camp. On September 25, the Devils signed Peters to a one-way two-year contract worth the NHL's league minimum of $500,000 US.
On June 30, 2010 he was placed on waivers. On July 2, he was bought out by the Devils. He will receive $166,667 US in compensation in each of the next 2 seasons from the New Jersey Devils. Then, on August 20, 2010 the Florida Panthers signed Peters to a two-way one-year contract worth the NHL's league minimum of $500,000 US and 75,000 in the AHL.
On October 6, 2010, the Panthers traded Peters to the Vancouver Canucks for Darcy Hordichuk. The Canucks then immediately loaned Peters (and Nathan Paetsch, traded to the Canucks in a separate transaction) back to the Rochester Americans. On November 1, following a violation of team curfew, the Panthers jettisoned Paetsch and Peters from the Amerks' roster, leaving Peters without a team (Paetsch was loaned to the Syracuse Crunch) as the Manitoba Moose, the Canucks' AHL affiliate, would not accept him on its roster.
On February 8, 2011, the Canucks agreed to a mutual release from his contract. While Vancouver asked that he report to the AHL's Manitoba Moose, Peters instead decided to announce his retirement from professional hockey.http://php.democratandchronicle.com/blog/sports2/?p=910
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