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Andrew Peters Retires

His career didn’t last very long, just 229 games.  He didn’t score many points, just seven of them (three goals, four assists – all with the Buffalo Sabres.  Yet he is calling it quits from the National Hockey League.

Andrew Peters, beloved “tough” guy from the Buffalo Sabres, who also had stops in New Jersey, Florida, and Vancouver (though only playing in games for Buffalo and New Jersey is pulling the plug on his NHL career.

Maybe its a sign of the times, maybe its that he wasn’t that good a hockey player.  Regardless, I give him a lot of credit for retiring rather than holding onto a pipe dream that an NHL team would use a much needed roster spot on such a “fringe” player – and he also keeps whats left of his pride in tact instead of whallowing away in the AHL as a has-been.

In fact, if you go to Youtube.com and do a search for Andrew Peters, your going to get a resume of videos that starts and ends in fights.  I was able to find one video that summed up probably one of the best games in his career, played right here in Buffalo – it proved that there was a little bit of hockey skill in his blood, just not enough to make it last longer than seven season.

Peters might be used in a case study that the league has expanded so far that the talent pool has become so watered down, as he was the 34th overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

Topics: Andrew Peters, Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks

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