New Arrival: Peter Sidorkiewicz

Peter was a late round draft pick by the Washington Capitals, but I think he was best known for his time as a Hartford Whaler, where he played the bulk of his career.

Hartford exposed him in the 1992 Entry Draft and he was claimed by the Ottawa Senators. The Senators were absolutely awful, and in 64 games, Peter posted a record of 8-46-3. That record still stands as the third most single season losses in NHL history.

I’m sure not all 46 losses were his fault.

He came to the Devils in 1993-94 in exchange for Craig Billington and Troy Mallette. He would play only 3 games that season, all losses, and split the rest of his time between the Albany River Rats of the AHL and the Fort Wayne Komets of the IHL.

The pitchfork on the helmet was pretty awesome.

He would stay in the Devils system for another 4 years before getting called up and playing in just one game in 1998. He retired from playing after that season. He would continue his hockey career as a coach, most recently for the Norfolk Admirals of the ECHL, working as an assistant under former Devils coach Robbie Ftorek.

I located this puck by a simple Google search from Classic Authentic in Canada. Arrived quickly and it looks great, highly recommended those guys. I went with a Whalers puck because it they have a cooler logo and he played there the longest (Ottawa was available as well). Very happy to get a step closer to my goal.

Always have loved the Devils logo, but in terms of other teams, the Hartford Whalers are way up there in terms of cool logos.

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