Jeff Petry

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Jeff Petry
Jeff Petry - Montreal Canadiens.jpg
Petry in April 2015.
Born (1987-12-09) December 9, 1987 (age 27)
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Edmonton Oilers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 45th overall, 2006
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2010–present

Jeffrey Petry (born December 9, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round, 45th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, playing for the organization from 2010 until his trade to Montreal in 2015.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Petry in February 2011.

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. He left prior to his senior season in November 2005 to play for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), a member of the team's 2006 Tier 1 National Championship-winning team.

Petry was then drafted by the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 45th overall. He was the Oilers' highest draft pick that year, as the Oilers had previously 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 helping the team reach the playoffs.

In 2007, Petry accepted a scholarship with Michigan State University. He registered 24 points (three goals and 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 (two goals and 12 assists). He achieved a significant improvement to his game for his junior year at Michigan State, however, as he finished third overall in team scoring and first as a defenseman, collecting 29 points (four goals and 25 assists).[1]

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

Professional[edit]

Petry in February 2014.

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

On September 30, 2010, Petry was assigned by the Oilers to their new AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, for its inaugural season.[4] On December 27, Edmonton recalled Petry from Oklahoma City. He then 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 back to the Barons.[5]

Petry improved in his second NHL season, leading all Oilers defensemen in points, with 25, and was trusted into a shutdown role alongside Ladislav Šmíd.[6] At the end of the 2011–12 season, on June 7, 2012, Petry re-signed on a two-year, $3.4 million contract with the Oilers.[7]

At the start of the 2011–12 season, Petry made Edmonton's NHL roster out of training camp and subsequently played three regular season games before being assigned to Oklahoma City.[8] After only two games in the AHL, however, Petry was recalled back to Edmonton, where he remained for the entire season, playing in 73 games.[9]

After the Oilers missed the playoffs in 2012, Petry was invited to play for Team USA at the 2012 IIHF World Championship.[10] He amassed six points in nine games, though the United States were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Finland.[11] Petry stayed as a permanent member of the Oilers for the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, playing in all 48 games as the Oilers again failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs that year.

On March 2, 2015, during the 2014–15 season, Petry was traded to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2015 second-round draft pick and conditional fifth-round pick.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Petry is a second-generation professional athlete. His father, Dan Petry, is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who earned a World Series ring as a member of the Detroit Tigers in 1984. Petry has an older brother, Matt.[13][14]

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 28 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
2014–15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 59 4 11 15 32
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 19 3 4 7 10 12 2 1 3 4
NHL totals 314 20 61 81 149 12 2 1 3 4
Medal record
Competitor for the  United States
Ice hockey
Ice Hockey World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Sweden/Finland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2012 United States WC 7th 9 2 3 5 4
2013 United States WC 3rd 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 [15]
USHL First All-Star Team 2006–07 [16]
USHL Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award 2006–07 [17]
All-CCHA Rookie Team 2007–08 [18]
CCHA Rookie of the Year Finalist 2007–08
NCAA West All-Tournament Team 2007–08 [19]
INCH Freshman All-American 2007–08
All-CCHA Second Team 2009–10 [20]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2009–10 [21]

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. ^ http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=559073
  6. ^ "Smid and Petry got job done in leading roles on the Oilers". Edmonton Journal. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Petry's new contract follows breakout season". Edmonton Oilers. 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2012-06-07. 
  8. ^ http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=596645
  9. ^ http://oilers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=597905
  10. ^ "Team USA Stats" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  11. ^ 2012 IIHF World Championship
  12. ^ "Canadiens acquire Petry from Oilers for draft picks". National Hockey League. March 2, 2015. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Big league pitcher's son chooses the ice over the diamond". Oklahoma City Barons. 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2011-11-24. 
  14. ^ Ireland, Joanne (2007-06-09). "Petry put diamond dreams on ice". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  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. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  17. ^ "Petry is selected as Dave Tyler player of the year". United States Hockey League. 2007-05-01. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  18. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  19. ^ "NCAA announces All-Tournament teams". insidecollegehockey.com. 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  20. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 325. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  21. ^ 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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