Michel Petit

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Michel Petit
Michel Petit.jpg
Michel Petit playing at the Legends Games for the 50th edition of the Quebec International Pee-Wee Tournament.
Born (1964-02-12) February 12, 1964 (age 54)
St. Malo, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Vancouver Canucks
New York Rangers
Quebec Nordiques
Toronto Maple Leafs
Calgary Flames
Los Angeles Kings
Tampa Bay Lightning
Edmonton Oilers
Philadelphia Flyers
Phoenix Coyotes
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 11th overall, 1982
Vancouver Canucks
Playing career 1983–2001

Michel Petit (born February 12, 1964) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from the 1982–83 NHL season to the 1998–99 NHL season. Upon his retirement Petit had played for a then-NHL record ten different teams,[1] a mark has since been surpassed by Mike Sillinger.

Playing career[edit]

Petit was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft in the first round, eleventh overall. During his 17 seasons in the NHL he played for ten different NHL teams, which as of 2017 was tied along with J. J. Daigneault, Mathieu Schneider, Jim Dowd, Olli Jokinen and Lee Stempniak as the second-most by any player.[2][3][4] Petit was the first to hit the ten-team mark.[5]

Petit played for the Vancouver Canucks (1982–831987–88), New York Rangers (1987–88 – 1988–89), Quebec Nordiques (1989–901990–91), Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91 – 1991–92), Calgary Flames (1992–931993–94), Los Angeles Kings (1994–951995–96), Tampa Bay Lightning (1995–96), Edmonton Oilers (1996–97), Philadelphia Flyers (1996–97), and Phoenix Coyotes (1997–98) (1998–99).

In his 17 seasons of playing hockey, he amassed a total of 90 goals, 238 assists, 328 points, 1839 penalty minutes, and 827 games played.

Personal life[edit]

Currently, Petit resides in The Woodlands, Texas and is a sales manager for USS,[citation needed] working in Canada and the US.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 63 10 39 49 106 22 5 20 25 44
1982–83 St. Jean Beavers QMJHL 62 19 67 86 196 3 0 0 0 35
1982–83 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Vancouver Canucks NHL 44 6 9 15 53 1 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 5 26 31 127
1985–86 Fredericton Express AHL 25 0 13 13 79
1985–86 Vancouver Canucks NHL 32 1 6 7 27
1986–87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 69 12 13 25 131
1987–88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 10 0 3 3 35
1987–88 New York Rangers NHL 64 9 24 33 223
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 69 8 25 33 154 4 0 2 2 27
1989–90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 63 12 24 36 215
1990–91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 19 4 7 11 47
1990–91 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 9 19 28 132
1991–92 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 34 1 13 14 85
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 36 13 10 13 79
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 35 3 9 12 54
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 63 2 21 23 110
1994–95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 40 5 12 17 84
1995–96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 1 1 27
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 45 4 7 11 108 6 0 0 0 20
1996–97 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 2 4 6 20
1996–97 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 20 0 3 3 51 3 0 0 0 6
1997–98 Detroit Vipers IHL 9 2 3 5 24
1997–98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 32 4 2 6 77 5 0 0 0 8
1998–99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 6 0 1 1 10
1999–00 Frankfurt Lions DEL 29 9 9 18 83 5 1 1 2 22
2000–01 Frankfurt Lions DEL 14 3 13 16 56
2000–01 Chicago Wolves IHL 23 2 3 5 26
2001–02 Bolzano HC Italy-A 7 2 5 7 28
NHL totals 827 90 238 328 1839 19 0 2 2 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flyers A-Z: Petit, Michel". Philadelphia Flyers. NHL.com. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "A guide to the most-travelled NHLers - Article - TSN". TSN. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  3. ^ Clinton, Jared (3 March 2015). "Eight NHLers who could break Mike Sillinger's journeyman record". TheHockeyNews. The Hockey News. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Prewitt, Alex (22 February 2017). "Lee Stempniak is one of the NHL's few "Double Digit Club" members". SI.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 
  5. ^ Florence, Mal (5 December 1997). "Time to Make a Commitment to Something Else". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 July 2018. 

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Preceded by
Garth Butcher
Vancouver Canucks first round draft pick
1982
Succeeded by
Cam Neely