33 Mike Peca
 
About the Jersey
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks
Road CCM Knit, Size 54, Set 1, 25th Anniversary Patch, Canuck Place Patch

Moderate overall wear with decent board burns, puck/stick marks, all very evident for a black jersey, "S1 95" written in black sharpie on tag, and original price tag still in neck. Jersey was acquired directly from the team's store approximately 10 years ago. This is without question the one of the rarest of all of Peca's pro jerseys, and most likely one of no more than four worn in his brief 42-game campaign with Vancouver. Incredible jersey worn by this two time Selke Award recipient!

Throughout his career, Mike Peca has played a big game in terms of leadership, heart, tenacity, and a willingness to use his body.

He started his solid junior career with the Sudbury Wolves of the OHL where he played for two seasons before joining the Ottawa 67's in 1992. In the nation's capital, Peca turned his game up to the top levels, scoring 113 points in only 55 games. His scoring prowess and feisty play won him a four-game stint with the Vancouver Canucks, who had secured his rights at the 1992 NHL Entry Draft after he was taken 40th overall. A member of Canada's gold medal World Junior team in 1994, Peca returned for 38 more games in 1994-95 before Vancouver management succumbed to a desire to pry Alexander Mogilny away from the Sabres. To do so they had to give up on Peca before they'd determined exactly what they had.

The Sabres soon found out what they got. In Peca they secured a hard-working team leader who excelled at defensive play, special teams, and scoring short-handed goals. In 1997, he won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the league's top defensive forward.

By 1998, Peca was appointed as the Sabres' team captain, and led the Sabres to the Stanley Cup final in 1999 before losing out to the Dallas Stars. After sitting out the entire 2000-01 season, due to a contract dispute with Sabres management, Peca was finally traded to the New York Islanders in the summer of 2001. Prior to joining the Islanders, Peca captained Canada's World Championship team at the 2001 World Championships in Germany and in his first season with the Isles, led them to their first playoff appearance since the 1994-95 season. Although the Islanders lost in the first round to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a hard hitting seven game series, Peca's performance throughout the regular season did not go without reward, as he captured his second Frank J. Selke Trophy.

After missing the early part of the 2002-03 season recovering from knee surgery, Peca still managed to compile 42 points and continued to be a leader on the ice for the Isles until being dealt to the Edmonton Oilers in the summer of 2005.

Tagging and Detail Photos
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Career Statistics

Center
Born: March 26, 1974 -- Toronto, ONT
5-11, 181 lbs.

Selected by Vancouver Canucks round 2 #40 overall 1992 NHL Entry Draft

Career Statistics Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990-91 Sudbury Wolves 62 14 27 41 24 5 1 0 1 7
1991-92 Sudbury Wolves 39 16 34 50 61 -- -- -- -- --
1991-92 Ottawa 67's 27 8 17 25 32 11 6 10 16 6
1992-93 Ottawa 67's 55 38 64 102 80 -- -- -- -- --
1992-93 Hamilton Canucks 9 6 3 9 11 -- -- -- -- --
1993-94 Ottawa 67's 55 50 63 113 101 17 7 22 29 30
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks 4 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Syracuse Crunch 35 10 24 34 75 -- -- -- -- --
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks 33 6 6 12 30 5 0 1 1 8
1995-96 Buffalo Sabres 68 11 20 31 67 -- -- -- -- --
1996-97 Buffalo Sabres 79 20 29 49 80 10 0 2 2 8
1997-98 Buffalo Sabres 61 18 22 40 57 13 3 2 5 8
1998-99 Buffalo Sabres 82 27 29 56 81 21 5 8 13 18
1999-00 Buffalo Sabres 73 20 21 41 67 5 0 1 1 4
2000-01 DID NOT PLAY -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001-02 New York Islanders 80 25 35 60 62 5 1 0 1 2
2002-03 New York Islanders 66 13 29 42 43 5 0 0 0 4
2003-04 New York Islanders 76 11 29 40 71 5 0 0 0 6
2004-05 Edmonton Oilers 71 9 14 23 56 24 6 5 11 20
2006-07 Toronto Maple Leads 20 2 5 7 22 -- -- -- -- --
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NHL Totals 713 162 239 401 638 93 15 19 34 78