Petrecki with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
July 11, 1989|
Clifton Park, NY, USA
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
28th overall, 2007|
San Jose Sharks
Nicholas Griffin Petrecki (born July 11, 1989 in Clifton Park, New York) is an American ice hockey defenseman currently an unrestricted free agent who last played with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Petrecki played two seasons with the Omaha Lancers of the USHL before being selected 28th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Previous to his seasons with the lancers he played with the CD Selects of the EJHL. Petrecki also played youth hockey for Clifton Park Youth Hockey Association (Eagles) and Troy Albany Youth Hockey Association.
He played NCAA Hockey with the Boston College Eagles, who won the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship title in his first season with the team (2007–2008). During his time at BC he became well known for his strong defense as well as his heavy hits. He was known as the enforcer for BC's team, leading the Eagles in penalty minutes from 2007–2009. He also notably received a game misconduct for headbutting a University of Maine player in a game at Conte Forum. Additionally, he chipped in on offense, scoring two goals including the overtime game winner in BC's 2008 Beanpot Championship Game victory over Harvard, and scoring a goal to help push BC to a comeback victory over the Miami RedHawks in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
On August 19, 2014, he opted to continue his career with the Amerks in signing as a free agent to a one-year AHL contract.
On December 28, 2015 at about 1:00 AM, Elmira police responded to an assault report in front of Brady’s Pub on West Water Street, Elmira. Elmira police determined that 26-year-old Petrecki was involved in an altercation in front of the bar. During the altercation, Petrecki struck the male victim in the head, causing physical injury to the victim's face and eye. Petrecki was arrested and charged with third degree assault, a class A misdemeanor.
|2012–13||San Jose Sharks||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||3||0||0||0||10||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Amerks get Petrecki from San Jose". American Hockey League. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
- "Amerks sign Nick Petrecki to AHL contract". Rochester Americans. 2014-08-19. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-19.
- "Elmira Jackals Player Arrested for Alleged Assault". MYTWINTIERS. 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2015-12-30.
- Nick Petrecki player profile at NHL.com
- Nick Petrecki career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| San Jose Sharks first round draft pick