Peter Sidorkiewicz

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Peter Sidorkiewicz
Born (1963-06-29) June 29, 1963 (age 51)
Dąbrowa Białostocka, Poland
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Hartford Whalers
New Jersey Devils
Ottawa Senators
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1981
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1987–1998

Peter Paul Sidorkiewicz (born June 29, 1963) is a Polish-born Canadian former professional goaltender who played in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, the Ottawa Senators and the New Jersey Devils.

Sidorkiewicz played his junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals following his arrival to Oshawa, Ontario with his family. Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft, Sidorkiewicz never got the opportunity to play for the Caps; they traded him to Hartford in 1985 with Dean Evason for David Jensen on March 12.

After spending a lot of time with the Binghamton Whalers, he made his NHL debut in 1987–88, playing a single game. The next season, the difficult start of the season by Mike Liut gave him a chance to play more often. He played in about half of the games that season and had the chance to take part in his first playoffs games. He was later named to the 1989 NHL All-Rookie Team.

Peter Sidorkiewicz was given the starting job with the Whalers the following season when Liut was traded to Washington. He played two more seasons as the Whalers' starter before being claimed by the Senators in the 1992 NHL Expansion Draft. He would stay for a single season with the newborn team, participating to his first and only NHL All-Star Game, before being dealt to the Devils on June 20, 1993 for Craig Billington, Troy Mallette and a fourth round draft pick. He would play only four games with the Devils over 5 seasons, spending most of his time in the AHL and IHL before retiring in 1998.

Following retirement he was assistant coach with the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League; he took the head coach role in June 2006.

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L OTL Pts Finish Result
ERI 2006–07 68 15 50 3 33 5th in Midwest Missed Playoffs
ERI 2007–08 15 3 12 0 (40) 5th in Midwest Resigned

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