Nick Petrecki

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Nick Petrecki
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Petrecki with the San Jose Sharks in 2009
Born (1989-07-11) July 11, 1989 (age 27)
Clifton Park, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 28th overall, 2007
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–present

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).

Playing career[edit]

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 March 30, 2009 Petrecki signed an NHL contract with the San Jose Sharks and was assigned to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).

During the 2013–14 season, his fifth with the Worcester Sharks, Petrecki was reassigned on loan by San Jose to fellow AHL club, the Rochester Americans on March 12, 2014.[1]

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.[2]

Personal[edit]

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.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Omaha Lancers USHL 53 0 3 3 110 5 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Omaha Lancers USHL 54 11 14 25 177 5 0 0 0 10
2007–08 Boston College HE 42 5 7 12 102
2008–09 Boston College HE 35 0 7 7 161
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 65 2 12 14 106
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 67 3 11 14 129
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 68 1 8 9 107
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 42 1 5 6 135
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Worcester Sharks AHL 35 1 2 3 54
2013–14 Rochester Americans AHL 14 0 1 1 28 5 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Rochester Americans AHL 19 0 2 2 56
2015–16 Elmira Jackals ECHL 14 0 6 6 20
2015–16 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 3 0 0 0 10
2015–16 Indy Fuel ECHL 31 4 7 11 75
2015–16 Chicago Wolves AHL 3 0 0 0 7
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amerks get Petrecki from San Jose". American Hockey League. 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Amerks sign Nick Petrecki to AHL contract". Rochester Americans. 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Elmira Jackals Player Arrested for Alleged Assault". MYTWINTIERS. 2015-12-30. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Logan Couture
San Jose Sharks first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Charlie Coyle