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| 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
182 lb (83 kg)
| GET Team|
| Stavanger Oilers|
|Born|| 25 July 1961,|
|Pro Career||1980 – present|
Petter Thoresen (born 25 July 1961 in Oslo) is a Norwegian ice hockey coach and former player, currently coaching Stavanger Oilers, where he has been in charge since March 2009. As a player he played for Forward, Hasle/Løren, Manglerud Star, Storhamar Dragons and Vålerenga. He is the father of players Steffen Thoresen and Patrick Thoresen.
In Vålerenga, he reached 367 points in 220 games, which gives him a fourth place on the club's all-time high list.
Before the 1992-93 season, he transferred to Storhamar Dragons, where he obtained 155 points in 150 matches. Half-way through the 1995-96 season, he became a manager for the team, and led them to the Norwegian title, his first as a coach. He later won two more with Storhamar, and two with Vålerenga. Before the 2009-10 season, he signed a 3 year contract with Stavanger Oilers.
He has played 96 matches for the Norwegian national team, which makes him the fifth most featured player on the national team. He appeared at five Olympic Games, the first in 1980 and last in 1994, becoming the second hockey player to do so after Germany's Udo Kießling.