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| 6 ft 00 in (1.83 m)|
180 lb (82 kg)
|Teams|| Berlin Polar Bears (DEL) |
Wolfsburg EHC (DEL)
Dusseldorf EG (DEL)
Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
Baltimore Skipjacks (AHL)
Nova Scotia Voyageurs (AHL)
|Born|| January 2, 1956,|
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
|NHL Draft|| 12th overall, 1976|
|WHA Draft|| 21st overall, 1976|
|Pro Career||1976 – 1997|
Lee enjoyed a stellar junior career with the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League, where he became one of the few junior players to record more than 400 career points in the CHL. He was awarded CHL Player of the Year in 1975–76. Thirty three years since completing his junior hockey career, he held the OHL record with 213 career goals until March 8, 2009, when John Tavares scored his 214th to surpass Lee.
After setting a new league record with 81 goals in 1975–76, Lee was chosen in the first-round of the 1976 NHL Entry Draft (12th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens. Though he would spend two seasons with their farm team, the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, Lee never played for the Canadiens. On November 29, 1977, Montreal traded Lee, along with Peter Mahovlich, to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for emerging star Pierre Larouche and the rights to forward Peter Marsh.
Lee was a fine offensive addition to the Pens and was a key playmaker on the powerplay. He reached the 30-goal mark twice and scored a personal best 64 points in 1980–81 playing on a line with with Greg Malone and Rod Schutt. Unfortunately, the Penguins were not a successful team at that time, and Lee only played 19 playoff games during his five and a half years with the organization. He finished his NHL career with 245 points in 431 games.
Lee replaced legendary coach Brian Kilrea behind the Ottawa 67's bench in 1994–95, but a dismal performance by the team prompted Kilrea to return and replace him for the 1995–96 campaign. He would return to Germany the following season and briefly resurrected his playing career.
Currently Peter Lee is the head coach for the very successful Eisbären Berlin in the DEL Bundasliga in Germany. "I went to Germany for a couple months (in 1983)," Lee said. "It's 2009 and I'm still here."
Career statistics Edit
|1976–77||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||76||33||27||60||88||12||5||3||8||6|
|1977–78||Nova Scotia Voyageurs||AHL||23||8||11||19||25||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams||Ger.1||16||14||11||25||61||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||Berlin Polar Bears||DEL||21||7||6||13||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||Berlin Polar Bears||DEL||50||14||14||28||42||5||0||4||4||4|
|CHL Player of the Year|
| Succeeded by|
|Montreal Canadiens first-round draft picks|
|Monahan • Chagnon • Bouchard • Myre • McCann • Plasse • Houle • Tardif • Martyniuk • Lefley • Lafleur • Arnason • Wilson • Shutt • Larocque • Gardner • Van Boxmeer • Gainey • Connor • Risebrough • Chartraw • Tremblay • McTavish • Sadler • Mondou • Lee • Schutt • Baker • Napier • Dupont • Geoffrion • D. Hunter • Wickenheiser • M. Hunter • Delorme • Ingman • Heroux • Turcotte • Svoboda • Corson • Charbonneau • Chorske • Pederson • Cassels • Charron • Vallis • Stevenson • Bilodeau • Wilkie • Koivu • Brown • Ryan • M. Higgins • Ward • Chouinard • Hainsey • Hossa • Komisarek • Perezhogin • C. Higgins • A. Kostitsyn • Chipchura • Price • Fischer • McDonagh • Pacioretty • Leblanc • Tinordi|
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