Toby Petersen

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Toby Petersen
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Born (1978-10-27) October 27, 1978 (age 36)
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
Dallas Stars
National team  United States
NHL Draft 244th overall, 1998
Pittsburgh Penguins
Playing career 2000–2014

Tobias Emanuel Petersen (born October 27, 1978 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota) is a retired American professional ice hockey right winger who formerly played for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He attended Colorado College, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 244th overall in the 9th round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

During Game 3 of the Western Conference Final in the 2005–06 playoffs, Petersen scored his first ever NHL playoff goal against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Anaheim Ducks by stealing the puck and wrapping it into an empty net while Bryzgalov attempted to make a play behind his goal line.

Petersen has stated that he is a type-one diabetic.[2] As a result, he must use his insulin pump during games. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins nominated him as their 2003–2004 AHL Man of the Year candidate for his work with Diabetes charities.

Petersen remains a huge Minnesota sports fan, especially the Twins. He met Mike Modano at a youth hockey camp when Modano was a rookie for the North Stars; at one point, Modano even babysat the younger player.[citation needed] Now playing together on the Dallas Stars, Petersen was impressed that Modano remembered him from so many years prior.

In 2008 Petersen had a memorable experience at the AHL All-Star Game. The experience began the day before the game when Petersen won the 2008 AHL Skills Competition's fastest skater event with a 14.001 second lap.[3] The experience continued during the game as Petersen recorded 3 points including scoring on the first ever penalty shot in an AHL All-Star Game.[4]

In the 2013–14 season, his 7th within the Stars organization, Petersen helped the Texas Stars to claim their first Calder Cup and immediately announced his retirement from professional hockey.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Toby and wife Alexa have 2 sons: Bjorn (born August 2006)[6] and Elliott (born October 2008).[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Colorado College NCAA 40 17 21 38 18
1997–98 Colorado College NCAA 40 16 17 33 34
1998–99 Colorado College NCAA 21 12 12 24 2
1999–00 Colorado College NCAA 37 14 19 33 8
2000–01 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 73 26 41 67 22 21 7 6 13 4
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 2 6 8 4
2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 8 10 18 4
2002–03 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 80 31 35 66 24 6 1 3 4 4
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 62 15 29 44 4 21 2 10 12 1
2004–05 Edmonton Roadrunners AHL 78 14 15 29 21
2005–06 Iowa Stars AHL 79 26 47 73 48 7 2 4 6 2
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 1 0 1 0
2006–07 Iowa Stars AHL 7 2 6 8 0
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 6 9 15 4
2007–08 Iowa Stars AHL 64 21 30 51 24
2007–08 Dallas Stars NHL 8 0 3 3 4 16 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 57 4 7 11 14
2009–10 Dallas Stars NHL 78 9 6 15 6
2010–11 Dallas Stars NHL 60 2 4 6 8
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 1 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 39 2 3 5 6
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 74 8 16 24 6 9 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Texas Stars AHL 33 5 6 11 6 7 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 398 33 48 81 50 18 1 0 1 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1997 United States WJC 2nd 6 0 2 2 0
1998 United States WJC 5th 7 0 2 2 0
2007 United States WC 5th 7 2 1 3 4
Junior totals 13 0 4 4 0
Senior totals 7 2 1 3 4

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1997
WCHA All-Tournament Team 1997 [8]
Calder Cup Champion 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toby Petersen". Hockey Reference. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ Townsend, Brad (2009-02-22). "Diabetes doesn't slow Dallas Stars' Toby Petersen". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  3. ^ "PlanetUSA takes Skills Competition, 15-9". The AHL.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Purcell leads Canadians to All-Star Game victory". The AHL.com. Retrieved March 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ Texas Stars (2014-06-19). "Petersen announces retirement upon celebrations". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  6. ^ "Petersen won't let diabetes slow him". Canada.com. 2011-02-02. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  7. ^ "Stars vs. Devils". Dallas Stars. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  8. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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