Theo Peckham

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Theo Peckham
Theo Peckham 2012.jpg
Peckham in 2012 with the Edmonton Oilers.
Born (1987-11-10) November 10, 1987 (age 29)
Richmond Hill, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 246 lb (112 kg; 17 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
team
Former teams
Free Agent
Edmonton Oilers
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
Rødovre Mighty Bulls
Rapid City Rush
Wichita Thunder
North York Rangers
Owen Sound Attack
Springfield Falcons
San Francisco Bulls
Oklahoma City Barons
Rockford IceHogs
NHL Draft 75th overall, 2006
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2007–present

Theo "Teddy" Peckham (born November 10, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently signed with the Saugeen Shores Winterhawks. He is the half-brother of Angela James - one of the first female hockey players to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Both Peckham and James shared the same father, Leo James, a black American from Mississippi who came to Canada to escape racial segregation.

Playing career[edit]

October 2010 in Calgary

Peckham was drafted 75th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

He made his NHL debut for the Oilers on March 7, 2008 against the Columbus Blue Jackets in what would be his only appearance of that NHL season.

He was called up by the Oilers from the Springfield Falcons on February 13, 2009 and played 15 NHL games that season. He scored his first point against the Nashville Predators on March 2, 2010.[1]

His first NHL goal was scored the following season on November 11, 2010 against the Detroit Red Wings.

On July 4, 2011, Peckham was re-signed by the Oilers to a one-year contract.[2]

On July 16, 2012, the Oilers re-signed Peckham to a one-year contract. During the NHL lockout, on November 5, 2012, Peckham signed with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL to keep in game shape.[3] He played in four games for 11 penalty minutes before leaving the team, never reaching NHL physical form.

On July 19, 2013, the Chicago Blackhawks signed Peckham as a free agent to a one-year contract.[4] He was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs for the duration of the 2013–14 season.

On October 11, 2014, Peckham signed a one-year contract with the new ECHL entrant, the Wichita Thunder. With the retirement of Andrew Martens, Peckham was selected as team captain to open the 2014–15 season.[5] Peckham led the Thunder in 26 games for 8 points before opting for a release of his contract in oder to pursue a career abroad. On December 31, 2014, Peckham agreed to a contract with HC ’05 Banská Bystrica of the Slovak Extraliga. He featured in only 5 games over the course of a month before opting to depart for his third team in the season, with Danish club, Rødovre Mighty Bulls of the Metal Ligaen on January 27, 2015.

During the following off-season, Peckham agreed to a one-year contract to move to England, in signing with the Nottingham Panthers. Peckham later reneged his deal with the Panthers to later return to North America and signing a one-year deal with former ECHL club, the Wichita Thunder on October 8, 2015.[6] After spending the remainder of the 2015–16 season with the Thunder, Peckham as a free agent in the following off-season opted to continue in the ECHL, signing with the Rapid City Rush on September 26, 2016.[7] Peckham was released from the Rapid City Rush on September 30, 2016 [8]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 North York Rangers OPJHL 29 1 4 5 44
2004–05 Owen Sound Attack OHL 61 1 9 10 209 8 0 0 0 8
2005–06 Owen Sound Attack OHL 67 6 9 15 236 11 1 6 7 32
2006–07 Owen Sound Attack OHL 53 10 25 35 173 4 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 59 6 7 13 174
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 47 6 13 19 107
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 15 0 0 0 59
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 37 0 6 6 106
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 15 0 1 1 43
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 71 3 10 13 198
2011–12 Edmonton Oilers NHL 54 1 2 3 80
2012–13 San Francisco Bulls ECHL 4 0 0 0 11
2012–13 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 0 0 6
2012–13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 4 0 1 1 29
2013–14 Rockford IceHogs AHL 45 0 6 6 100
2014–15 Wichita Thunder ECHL 26 2 6 8 46
2014–15 HC ’05 Banská Bystrica Slovak 5 0 1 1 8
2014–15 Rødovre Mighty Bulls DEN 4 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 6
2015–16 Wichita Thunder ECHL 16 0 0 0 37
NHL totals 160 4 13 17 388

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theo Peckham #24 - D, TSN, retrieved 2009-02-18 
  2. ^ Oilers sign defenceman Peckham to one-year extension, TSN, retrieved 2011-07-04 
  3. ^ Bulls Add Edmonton Oilers Defenseman Theo Peckham, SFBulls, retrieved 2012-11-05 
  4. ^ Blackhawks agree with LeBlanc, Peckham, Kostka, National Hockey League, 2013-07-18, retrieved 2013-07-19 
  5. ^ "Thunder sign former NHL'er Theo Peckham". Wichita Thunder. 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2014-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Peckham returns to Wichita, Macias waived". Wichita Thunder. 2015-10-08. Retrieved 2015-10-08. 
  7. ^ "Former NHL Defenseman joins Rush". Rapid City Rush. 2016-09-26. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  8. ^ "ECHL Transactions – Sept. 30 | The ECHL – Premier 'AA' Hockey League". www.echl.com. Retrieved 2016-10-03. 

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