Mike Peluso (ice hockey, born 1974)

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Mike Peluso
Born (1974-09-02) September 2, 1974 (age 42)
Bismarck, ND, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg; 14 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
Philadelphia Flyers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 253rd overall, 1994
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1998–2004

Mike "Loose" Peluso (born September 2, 1974) is an American born hockey player from Bismarck, ND. Peluso was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota and Bismarck, North Dakota .The former professional ice hockey right winger who played 38 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. Mike Peluso is the first Bismarck native to ever don a jersey in any of the 4 major pro sports. He was also a 3 time All-Star in the AHL along with representing Team USA at the World Championships in Russia. He is currently the head hockey coach at the high school he once played at Bismarck High. He also holds the ND high school single season scoring record with 99 points in just 23, 15 minute period games. He has guided Bismarck High over the last 8 seasons to a First ever State Title, three runners up finishes and a 3rd-place finish. He is also very active in the Professional fishing ranks. He guides full-time and also owns an ice fish house company. His ice fishing house company is called Dak Shack, and are dealt in two locations, Mandan, ND and Devils Lake, ND.[1] He opened a bait shop in Mandan, North Dakota. His bait and tackle store is called "Bait-n-More".

Playing career[edit]

Peluso was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 10th round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He spent most of his career in the minor leagues, although he did see short amounts of time in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. He retired after the 2003–04 NHL season. He is the younger cousin of Stanley Cup champion Mike Peluso, who also played for Chicago. In 2007, he was inducted into the Bismarck High School Hall of Fame. Mike will also go into the University of Minnesota Duluth Hall of Fame in 2016. He is now the head hockey coach for his old high school, Bismarck High School in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Awards and Honors[edit]

Award Year
All-WCHA Rookie Team 1994–95
All-WCHA Third Team 1995–96
All-WCHA Second Team 1996–97
All-WCHA Third Team 1997–98


  1. ^ "Dak Shack". Dak Shack. Retrieved 05/08/2017.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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