Peter Mueller
Peter Mueller 2008
Position Center / wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
204 lb (93 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Colorado Avalanche
Phoenix Coyotes
Born April 14 1988 (1988-04-14) (age 29),
Bloomington, MN, USA
NHL Draft 8th overall, 2006
Phoenix Coyotes
Pro Career 2007 – present

Peter Mueller (born April 14, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Mueller was drafted 8th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He plays as a center. He played in the USA Hockey developmental program for the 2004–05 season before moving to the Western Hockey League's Everett Silvertips. He followed former Breck High School teammate Blake Wheeler to the Coyotes, making the transition into the NHL during the 2007–08 season. Because of his outstanding performances in the first half of the 2007–08 season, Mueller was selected to play in the 2008 NHL YoungStars Game in Atlanta.[1] Netted his first career NHL hat-trick against the Anaheim Ducks on November 7, 2007.

In the 2009–10 season, Mueller's production further sagged, leading to a request to be traded.[2] Mueller scored 4 goals in 54 games before on March 3, 2010, he was traded by the Coyotes, along with Kevin Porter, to the Colorado Avalanche for Wojtek Wolski.[3] Later that day Mueller made his Avalanche debut, scoring a goal in a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.[4] In just 16 games with the Avs, after a 5-4 overtime victory against the San Jose Sharks in which he scored two goals and an assist, Mueller had already eclipsed his offensive production he managed to register with the Coyotes for the entire season before the trade.

On September 10, 2010, the Colorado Avalanche signed Mueller to a 2 year $4 million deal. He suffered a concussion late in an Avalanche regular season game vs. San Jose late in the '10 season. He suffered it as a result of a hard check by former Avalanche defenseman, Rob Blake. He suffered another concussion in the last week of the 2010/2011 preseason and has been on IR since. From ESPN on 12/2/10: "Mueller still has not resumed skating, and is now reportedly seeking out other medical options to find the cause of the post-concussion symptoms that just don't seem to go away."

Mueller started up again in the 2011-12 season. However, after playing in three games, he again started suffering symptons of concussion.


Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 USNTDP NAHL 40 26 26 52 56
2005–06 Everett Silvertips WHL 52 26 32 58 44 15 7 6 13 10
2006–07 Everett Silvertips WHL 51 21 57 78 45 12 7 9 16 12
2007–08 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 81 22 32 54 32
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 72 13 23 36 24
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 54 4 13 17 8
2009–10 Colorado Avalanche NHL 15 9 11 20 8
NHL totals 222 48 79 127 72


Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2005 United States WJC18 6 4 3 7 20
2006 United States WJC 7 2 4 6 26
2007 United States WJC 7 3 3 6 8
2008 United States WC 7 0 4 4 0
Junior int'l totals 20 9 10 19 54
Senior int'l totals 7 0 4 4 0

References Edit

  1. Mueller picked for YoungStars. AZCentral (2008-01-15). Retrieved on 2010-03-05.
  2. Coyotes make seven trades before deadline. KTAR (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  3. Coyotes get Wolski for Mueller, Porter. NHL (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.
  4. Mueller scores in debut as Avs down Ducks. TSN (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2010-03-09.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Martin Hanzal
Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Chris Summers
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