Pelley with the Ducks in 2012.
September 1, 1984 |
Kitimat, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|New Jersey Devils
Rod Pelley (born September 1, 1984) is a Canadian ice hockey centre. He currently plays for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League (NHL). After his collegiate career, Rod signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils, and was with the organization from 2006–2011. He was traded to the Anaheim Ducks on December 12th, 2011. He signed a one-year contract to return to the Devils on July 9th, 2013.
Rod was born in Kitimat, BC, Canada, where he attended St. Anthony's Elementary School and Mount Elizabeth Secondary School. At the age of 16, Rod moved on to play hockey in the BCHL, first with the Prince George Spruce Kings, finishing his BCHL career with the Vernon Vipers. He then went on to play NCAA Division 1 Hockey on an athletic scholarship for the Buckeyes of The Ohio State University. Rod graduated with a degree in Sports Management in 2006.
On December 12, 2011, Pelley, along with Mark Fraser and a 2012 7th round draft pick, was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Kurtis Foster and Timo Pielmeier.New Jersey Devils GM, Lou Lamoriello spoke about the trade: "When you have such quality individuals (like Pelley and Fraser) who've given you so much each and every day in practice and in the locker room as support, you try and do the best for them. This is a win situation for both teams. They're getting two role players who will be tremendous for them and we're getting a player who has tremendous upside in the role we see that he'll fit."
A free agent with the 2012 NHL lockout in place, Pelley signed midway into the 2012–13 season to a professional try-out contract with the Ducks' affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL on November 23, 2012.
After the season with the Admirals, Pelley signed a one-year deal worth $550,000 to return to the New Jersey Devils.
|2000–01||Prince George Spruce Kings||BCHL||54||14||21||35||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Prince George Spruce Kings||BCHL||37||21||35||56||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Ohio State University||CCHA||43||8||3||11||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Ohio State University||CCHA||42||10||12||22||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Ohio State University||CCHA||41||22||19||41||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Ohio State University||CCHA||39||7||7||14||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||New Jersey Devils||NHL||9||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||New Jersey Devils||NHL||58||2||4||6||19||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||63||2||8||10||40||3||0||0||0||2|
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||74||3||7||10||27||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||New Jersey Devils||NHL||7||0||0||0||7||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honours
|All-CCHA Second Team||2004-05|
- Chere, Rich (2011-12-12). "Devils trade Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser to Ducks for Kurtis Foster and goalie". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2011-12-12.
- "Admirals sign Pelley to P.T.O". Norfolk Admirals. 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2012-11-23.