Andrew Peters Decides To Retire From the National Hockey League

Kevin WContributor IIFebruary 9, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 12:  Andrew Peters #76 of the Buffalo Sabres looks on against the New Jersey Devils on December 12, 2006 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Sabres won 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Former National Hockey League heavyweight Andrew Peters has decided to retire from hockey.

Peters, 30, was placed on unconditional waivers on Monday and cleared Tuesday which allowed the Vancouver Canucks to terminate his contract.

He asked the organization to terminate his contract because he wished to retire from hockey.

The Canucks acquired Peters from the Florida Panthers in exchange for fellow enforcer Darcy Hordichuk back in October and was subsequently assigned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Steve Bartlett, his agent, told the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle the Canucks had asked him to report to their minor league affiliate the Manitoba Moose after he violated a curfew with the Americans in November.

After playing in just two games with the Americans in the month of October, Peters decided not to report “realizing his role would be very limited.” 

Some fans wondered why he was never given a chance in Vancouver.

An NHL-tough-guy-when-they-play-Moose-106520858.html" target="_blank">initial report seemed to suggest the Moose did not want him on their team.

Moose general manager Craig Heisinger gave the reporters in Winnipeg reporters a resounding "no" when asked if Peters would join the team.

The Canucks seemed uninterested to have Peters in the organization as well.

In the same report, his agent Bartlett is reported as saying the Canucks were looking for another team for Peters to play for in the American Hockey League. 

The reality is, he never gave himself a chance.  


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