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Peter Vincent Scamurra (born February 23, 1955 in Buffalo, New York and raised in Williamsville, New York) is a retired American ice hockey defenseman who played for the Washington Capitals for parts of four seasons in 1975–1980. He was drafted 19th overall in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft by the Capitals and 59th overall by the Cleveland Crusaders in the 1975 WHA Amateur Draft after starring for the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League.

While a member of the Petes, Scamurra played for Team Canada in the first unofficial Junior World Championship tournament in 1974 (Canada was represented by the Peterbourgh Petes in that tournament). Two years later was also invited to a tryout for the American team in the 1976 Canada Cup but did not make the final team.

He played in 132 NHL games over five seasons with the Washington Capitals and scored 8 goals and 25 assists. Scamurra retired in 1981.

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