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Toby Petersen
Toby Petersen
Position Right wing
Shoots Left
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
197 lb (90 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Dallas Stars
Pittsburgh Penguins
Edmonton Oilers
Born October 27 1978 (1978-10-27) (age 38),
Minneapolis, MN, USA
NHL Draft 244th overall, 1998
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2000 – 2014

Tobias Emanuel Petersen (born October 27, 1978 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American former professional ice hockey right winger who played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He attended Colorado College, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 244th overall in the 9th round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing careerEdit

During Game 3 of the Western Conference Final in the 2005–06 playoffs, Petersen scored his first ever NHL playoff goal against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Anaheim Ducks by stealing the puck and wrapping it into an empty net while Bryzgalov attempted to make a play behind his goal line.

Petersen has stated that he is a type-one diabetic.[2] As a result, he must use his insulin pump during games. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins nominated him as their 2003–2004 AHL Man of the Year candidate for his work with Diabetes charities.

Petersen remains a huge Minnesota sports fan, especially the Twins. He met Mike Modano at a youth hockey camp when Modano was a rookie for the North Stars; at one point, Modano even babysat the younger player. Now playing together on the Dallas Stars, Petersen was impressed that Modano remembered him from so many years prior.

In 2008 Petersen had a memorable experience at the AHL All-Star Game. The experience began the day before the game when Petersen won the 2008 AHL Skills Competition's fastest skater event with a 14.001 second lap.[3] The experience continued during the game as Petersen recorded 3 points including scoring on the first ever penalty shot in an AHL All-Star Game.[4]

In the 2013–14 season, his 7th within the Stars organization, Petersen helped the Texas Stars to claim their first Calder Cup and immediately announced his retirement from professional hockey.

Personal lifeEdit

Toby and wife Alexa have 2 sons; Bjorn (born August 2006)[5] and Elliott (born October 2008).[6][7]

Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97Colorado CollegeNCAA4017213818
1997–98Colorado CollegeNCAA4016173334
1998–99Colorado CollegeNCAA211212242
1999–00Colorado CollegeNCAA371419338
2000–01Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL73264167222176134
2000–01Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL122684
2001–02Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL79810184
2002–03Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL803135662461344
2003–04Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL62152944421210121
2004–05Edmonton RoadrunnersAHL7814152921
2005–06Iowa StarsAHL792647734872462
2005–06Edmonton OilersNHL21010
2006–07Iowa StarsAHL72680
2006–07Edmonton OilersNHL6469154
2007–08Iowa StarsAHL6421305124
2007–08Dallas StarsNHL80334160002
2008–09Dallas StarsNHL57471114
2009–10Dallas StarsNHL7896156
2010–11Dallas StarsNHL602468
2010–11Texas StarsAHL10112
NHL totals 358 31 45 76 44 18 1 0 1 2


  1. Toby Petersen. Hockey Reference. Retrieved on 2010-02-10.
  2. Townsend, Brad (2009-02-22). Diabetes doesn't slow Dallas Stars' Toby Petersen. The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved on 2009-05-01.
  3. PlanetUSA takes Skills Competition, 15-9. The (Retrieved March, 22 2010).
  4. Purcell leads Canadians to All-Star Game victory. The (Retrieved March, 22 2010).
  7. Dallas Stars 2010-2011 Media Guide

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