Jeff Petry

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Jeff Petry
Jeff Petry 2011.jpg
February 2011 with the AHL
Born (1987-12-09) December 9, 1987 (age 26)
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team Edmonton Oilers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 45th overall, 2006
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2010–present

Jeff Petry (born December 9, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Oilers in the 2nd round (45th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Petry spent three years playing varsity hockey at St. Mary's Preparatory, in nearby Orchard Lake Village, Michigan. He left prior to his senior season in November 2005, to play for the Des Moines Buccaneers, of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Petry was a member of the Buccaneers' 2006 Tier 1 National Championship winning team.

Petry was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL) in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He was the Oilers' highest draft pick, as the Oilers traded their first round pick to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for goaltender Dwayne Roloson.

Petry would play the following season with the Buccaneers, once again reaching the playoffs.

In 2007, Petry accepted a scholarship with the Michigan State University. He registered 24 points (3 goals, 21 assists) and was named to the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) All-Rookie team in his freshman year. The following season for Petry saw a drop in performance, as he was held to a total of 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists). Petry achieved a significant improvement to his game for his junior year at Michigan State, as he finished third overall in team scoring and first as a defenseman, collecting 29 points (4 goals, 25 assists).[1]

Petry was ever-present for his team, playing in all the Spartans' games for the three seasons he was there.[2]

Edmonton Oilers[edit]

Upon completing what would be his final year at collegiate level, Petry signed a two-year entry level contract with the Oilers on March 10, 2010.[3] He was then briefly assigned to the Oilers' then-American Hockey League affiliates, the Springfield Falcons, playing in eight games. He played his first game as a professional, on March 26, 2010.

On September 30, 2010, Petry was assigned by the Oilers to their new AHL affiliates, the Oklahoma City Barons, for their inaugural season.[4] On December 27, 2010, the Edmonton Oilers recalled Petry from Oklahoma City. He made his NHL debut against the Buffalo Sabres on December 28, 2010, and recorded his first NHL Point, a secondary assist on a goal by Ryan Jones. His first NHL goal was scored on January 20, 2011 against Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars. On February 4, 2011, Petry was reassigned to Oklahoma City Barons.

Petry improved in his second NHL season, leading all Oilers defensemen in point scoring with 25, and was trusted into a shutdown role along with Ladislav Šmíd.[5]

Petry re-signed a two-year 3.4 million dollar contract with the Oilers on June 7, 2012.[6]

At the end of the 2010–2011 season, Edmonton reassigned Petry to Oklahoma City.[7] However, at the start of the 2011–2012 season, Petry broke training camp with Edmonton and played 3 regular season games before being assigned to Oklahoma City.[8] After only two games in the AHL, Petry was recalled back to Edmonton for the remainder of the season.[9] He became a fixture in the lineup playing in 73 NHL games.

The Oilers missed the playoffs in 2012, and Petry had the opportunity to play with Team USA in the 2012 IIHF World Championship.[10] Petry amassed 6 points in 9 games while The United States were eliminated in the quarterfinal by Finland.[11]

Petry stayed as a permanent member of the Edmonton Oilers for the lock-out shortened 2012–13 NHL season playing in all 48 games and unable to help the Oilers to the playoffs, and Petry is currently playing the 2013 IIHF World Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Petry is a second-generation professional athlete. His father, Dan Petry, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.[12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 St. Mary's Preparatory MHSAA 23 2 8 10 6 2 5 7
2005–06 Detroit Little Caesars MWEHL 33 7 21 28 24
2005–06 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 48 1 14 15 68 11 2 5 7 8
2006–07 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 55 18 27 45 71 8 0 6 6 10
2007–08 Michigan State University CCHA 42 3 21 24 A28 2 0 1 1
2008–09 Michigan State University CCHA 38 2 12 14 32
2009–10 Michigan State University CCHA 38 4 25 29 26
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 8 0 3 3 2
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 41 7 17 24 18 6 0 1 1 5
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 1 4 5 10
2011–12 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 2 23 25 26
2012–13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 48 3 9 12 29
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 7 10 17 42
NHL totals 236 13 46 59 107
Medal record
Competitor for the  United States
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze 2013 Sweden/Finland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 7th 9 2 4 6 4
2013 United States WC 10 0 0 0 4
2014 United States WC 6th 8 0 4 4 4
Senior totals 27 2 8 10 12

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL Clark Cup Champion 2005–06
USHL All-Star 2005–06, 2006–07
USHL Defenseman of the Year 2006–07 [14]
USHL First All-Star Team 2006–07 [15]
USHL Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award 2006–07 [16]
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2007–08 [17]
CCHA Rookie of the Year Finalist 2007–08
NCAA West All-Tournament Team 2007–08 [18]
INCH Freshman All-American 2007–08
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10 [19]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2009–10 [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Future Watch: Jeff Petry". Edmonton Oilers. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Lerg, Petry Honored by USA Hockey". Michigan State Spartans. 2007-05-30. Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  3. ^ Petry signs entry level contract
  4. ^ "Oilers assign four". Edmonton Oilers. 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Smid and Petry got job done in leading roles on the Oilers". Edmonton Journal. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  6. ^ "Petry's new contract follows breakout season". Edmonton Oilers. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  7. ^ http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=559073
  8. ^ http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=596645
  9. ^ http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=597905
  10. ^ "Team USA Stats". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  11. ^ 2012 IIHF World Championship
  12. ^ "Big league pitcher's son chooses the ice over the diamond". Oklahoma City Barons. 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  13. ^ Ireland, Joanne (2007-06-09). "Petry put diamond dreams on ice". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  14. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  15. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  16. ^ "Petry is selected as Dave Tyler player of the year". United States Hockey League. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  17. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  18. ^ "NCAA announces All-Tournament teams". insidecollegehockey.com. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  19. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  20. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 

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