Peter Taglianetti

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Peter Taglianetti
Born (1963-08-15) August 15, 1963 (age 51)
Framingham, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Tampa Bay Lightning
Minnesota North Stars
Winnipeg Jets
NHL Draft 43rd overall, 1983
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1987–1996

Peter Anthony Taglianetti (born August 15, 1963) is an American former NHL defenseman and former college hockey coach at Washington & Jefferson College.[1] He is the father of Pittsburgh Panthers football player Andrew Taglianetti and former Pitt football player, Jon. The boys are twins.[2] and is also a former Pittsburgh Penguins broadcaster.

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1983–84
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1983–84
All-Hockey East First Team 1984–85
AHCA East Second-Team All-American 1984–85
Hockey East All-Tournament Team 1985 [3]
Stanley Cup Championship (Pittsburgh) 1991
Stanley Cup Championship (Pittsburgh) 1992


Taglianetti was one of several professional athletes who participated in the Yokozuna Bodyslam Challenge on board the USS Intrepid on July 4, 1993.[4] Taglianetti attempted to lift the 568 lb. Yokozuna,[5] but could not get the wrestler to leave his feet.


  1. ^ "Coaching Staff". Washington & Jefferson College. 
  2. ^ "Former Penguin proud of football-playing son". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. November 22, 2008. 
  3. ^ "2013-14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  4. ^ Miscellaneous Events
  5. ^ Sullivan, Kevin. The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship. Simon and Schuster, 2010, p. 116

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