Richard Petiot

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Richard Petiot
Richard Petiot.jpg
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons
Born (1982-08-20) August 20, 1982 (age 32)
Daysland, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
St. John's IceCaps
Los Angeles Kings
Tampa Bay Lightning
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 116th overall, 2001
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2005–present

Richard Allan Petiot (born August 20, 1982) is a professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League (AHL). He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 4th round (116th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Petiot was drafted in 2001, by the Los Angeles Kings, from the Camrose Kodiaks of the AJHL before playing four years of collegiate hockey with Colorado College. Petiot signed a two-year contract with the Kings after his senior year with the Tigers on August 11, 2005.[1]

Petiot made his professional debut in the 2005–06 season, playing mostly with Kings affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs. Petiot spent the next two injury-hit seasons with the Monarchs before signing as a free agent for the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 15, 2008.[2]

In the 2008–09 season, Petiot was assigned to the Maple Leafs affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, before he was dealt by Toronto to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Olaf Kolzig, Andy Rogers, Jamie Heward and a fourth round selection on March 4, 2009.

On July 9, 2009 he was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.[3]

On July 2, 2010, he was signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.[4] During the 2010–11 season, Petiot was called up from the Oklahoma City Barons to replace an injured Theo Peckham on March 1, 2011.

On July 2, 2011, Petiot was signed by former team, Tampa Bay, to a one-year, two-way contract.[5] Petiot was limited to only 6 games during the 2011–12 season with affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, due to injury.

With the NHL lockout affecting his status as a free agent, Petiot waiting till the conclusion of the dispute before signing to a professional try-out contract with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL on January 9, 2013.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Camrose Kodiaks AJHL 55 8 16 24 81 8 2 1 3 8
2001–02 Colorado College WCHA 39 4 6 10 35
2002–03 Colorado College WCHA 38 1 6 7 86
2003–04 Colorado College WCHA 39 3 5 8 61
2004–05 Colorado College WCHA 25 3 5 8 38
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Manchester Monarchs AHL 63 4 10 14 52 7 1 0 1 6
2006–07 Manchester Monarchs AHL 13 1 1 2 25 2 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Manchester Monarchs AHL 40 2 5 7 56
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 45 3 11 14 59
2008–09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 11 0 3 3 21
2009–10 Rockford IceHogs AHL 80 8 29 37 88 4 0 0 0 4
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 66 0 15 15 52 6 0 0 0 4
2011–12 Norfolk Admrials AHL 6 0 0 0 7
2012–13 St. John's IceCaps AHL 24 1 2 3 22
NHL totals 13 0 3 3 23
AHL totals 338 19 73 92 361 19 1 0 1 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kings sign Petiot, Clarke, Fukufuji". kings.nhl.com. 2005-08-11. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  2. ^ "Ondrus, Foster, Sifers, Petiot agree to terms". mapleleafs.nhl.com. 2008-07-15. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  3. ^ "Burke busy reshaping Maple Leafs". nhl.com. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  4. ^ "Oilers sign Strudwick & Petiot". Edmonton Oilers. 2010-07-02. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Lightning sign Free Agent Defenseman Richard Petiot". Tampa Bay Lightning. 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2011-07-02. 
  6. ^ "IceCaps recall Carrozzi; sign Lunden and Petiot to PTO's". St. John's IceCaps. 2013-01-09. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 

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