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Peter Budaj
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Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team Colorado Avalanche
Nationality Flag of Slovakia Slovak
Born September 18 1982 (1982-09-18) (age 34),
Banská Bystrica, CS
NHL Draft 63rd overall, 2001
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 2005 – present

Peter Budaj (born September 18, 1982) is a Slovakian professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Budaj was drafted by the Avalanche in the 2001 draft as the first pick for the Avalanche and 63rd overall. He wears number 31 for the Colorado Avalanche and recently finished playing his fourth season in the NHL (2008-09). Prior to this, he played for the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL) and the Toronto St. Michael's Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

In his first NHL season (2005–06), he appeared in 34 games while backing up David Aebischer and then José Théodore. He recorded a combined 47 wins in the next two seasons while splitting duties with Théodore. His first and only NHL playoff appearances came in the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs in relief of Théodore in Colorado's second round matchup against the eventual Stanley Cup champions Detroit Red Wings.

Budaj played his 100th NHL game on November 3, 2007, in a 4-3 home loss against the Vancouver Canucks.

For the 2008-09 season, Budaj was named the starting goalie for the Colorado Avalanche for the first time. He and backup goaltender Andrew Raycroft struggled throughout the season as the Avalanche finished last in the Western Conference, missing the playoffs for the second time in last three seasons.

On June 29, 2009, Budaj was re-signed by the Avalanche to a one-year contract for the 2009-10 season. He will likely compete for the number one spot against Craig Anderson, formerly of the Florida Panthers.


Awards & achievementsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and PlayoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1999–00 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 34 6 18 1 - 1676 112 1 4.01 .882 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000–01 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 37 17 12 3 - 1996 95 3 2.86 .907 11 6 4 621 26 1 2.51
2001–02 Toronto St. Michael's Majors OHL 42 26 9 5 - 1148 89 2 2.29 .922 12 5 6 620 34 1 3.29 .898
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 28 10 10 2 - 1467 65 2 2.66 .911 1 0 0 6 2 0 20.81 .333
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 46 17 20 6 - 2574 120 3 2.80 .916 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 59 29 25 2 - 3356 148 5 2.65 .919 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 34 14 10 - 6 1802 86 2 2.86 .900 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 57 31 16 - 6 3198 143 3 2.68 .905 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007–08 Colorado Avalanche NHL 35 16 10 - 4 1912 82 0 2.57 .903 3 0 0 107 6 0 3.33 .908
2008–09 Colorado Avalanche NHL 56 20 29 - 5 3232 154 2 2.86 .899 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 182 81 65 - 21 10,146 465 7 2.75 .902 3 0 0 107 6 0 3.33 .908
AHL totals 133 56 55 10 - 7,397 333 10 2.70 .917 1 0 0 6 2 0 20.81 .333
OHL totals 113 49 39 9 - 4,820 296 6 3.68 .905 23 11 10 1241 60 2 2.90

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA
2000 Slovakia WJ-18 5 2 3 - 249 13 0 3.13
2001 Slovakia WJC 4 1 3 - 239 16 0 4.01
2002 Slovakia WJC 4 1 - 2 212 11 1 3.11
2004 Slovakia W-Cup - - - - - - - -
2006 Slovakia Oly 3 2 1 - 179 6 0 2.01
Senior int'l totals 3 2 1 - 179 6 0 2.01


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