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Peter Mueller
Peter Mueller
Center
(MEW-luhr)
Number: 88
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 204
Shoots: Right
Born: Apr 14, 1988  (Age 26)
Birthplace: Bloomington, MN, United States
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Acquired: Acquired from Phoenix, along with Kevin Porter, in exchange for Wojtek Wolski on March 3, 2010
Drafted: PHX / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (8th overall)
2010-11 SEASON
Missed the entire season due to a head injury suffered during a preseason game on Sept. 22 vs. Los Angeles… Placed on IR, Oct. 6 (retroactive to Sept. 22).

CAREER
2009-10

Was acquired from Phoenix at the trade deadline and went on to record 20 points (9g/11a) with a +4 rating in 15 games with the Avalanche… Those 20 points were more than he had in 54 games with the Coyotes (17) and his nine goals more than doubled his total with Phoenix (4)…Among the 80 NHL skaters who switched teams during the 2009-10 season, only Mueller averaged better than a point-per-game with his new team…Overall, combined for 37 points (13g/24a) in 69 games between Colorado and Phoenix…Had a point in 11 of his 15 games with the Avalanche, including seven multi-point efforts…Collected points in each of his first seven games with Colorado, March 3-16 (4g/7a)…Joined Theo Fleury (March 1-30, 1999) as the only players in Avalanche history to record points in their first seven games with the team…Including his final game with the Coyotes, strung together a career-high eight-game point streak (4g/8a) from March 2-16…Scored a power-play goal in his Avalanche debut on March 3 at Anaheim…Had three straight multi-point games, March 22-28… Did not dress on March 27 at Phoenix (hip)…Missed the final four games of the regular season and all six playoff contests due to a head injury suffered on April 4 vs. San Jose…In that game, Mueller had two goals and an assist before leaving with the injury.

2008-09
Appeared in 72 games for the Coyotes, recording 36 points (13g/23a)…Shared the team lead with four game-winning goals…Finished tied for fourth on the club in both goals and points and was also fourth in power-play goals (5) and shots (138)…Missed seven games due to injury from Jan. 29 to Feb. 12…Scored a goal in three straight games, Jan. 15-18…Played in his 100th NHL contest on Nov. 22 at Philadelphia.

2007-08
Finished second among NHL rookies with 22 goals and tied for third with 54 points (22g/32a) in 81 games with Phoenix…Was the first Coyotes/Jets rookie to score 20 goals in a season since 1992-93…Ranked third on the team in all three scoring categories…Played in the 2008 NHL YoungStars Game at All-Star Weekend in Atlanta on Jan. 26…Made his NHL debut on Oct. 4 vs. St. Louis…Registered his first NHL point with a goal vs. Edmonton on Oct. 18…Picked up his first NHL assist on Oct. 20 vs. Detroit…Tallied his first career hat trick at Anaheim on Nov. 7…Named NHL Rookie of the Month for January after recording 14 points (6g/8a) in 14 games to lead all rookies in scoring…Posted a seven-game point streak (4g/7a) from Jan. 10-21… Recorded his second hat trick on Feb. 5 at Calgary, becoming the first Coyote to notch two hat tricks in the same season since Jeremy Roenick did it in 1999- 00…Scored his 20th goal of the season on March 5 at Dallas, becoming the first Coyotes/Jets rookie to reach the 20-goal plateau in 15 years.

2006-07
Named to the WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team and the Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team in his final season with the Everett Silvertips…Finished second on the team in scoring with 78 points (21g/57a) in just 51 games…Wound up 13th in league scoring despite playing fewer games than any of the WHL’s top 50 scorers…Ranked second on the Silvertips and fourth in the league in assists…Named WHL Player of the Month for November and was the WHL Player of the Week for Oct. 10-Nov. 5…Led Everett with 16 points on seven goals and nine assists in 12 playoff games.

2005-06
Named WHL Rookie of the Year after tallying 58 points (26g/32a) in 52 games with Everett…Ranked third in WHL rookie scoring and was the only rookie to average more than a point-per-game…Finished second on the team in goals and was fourth in both assists and points…Ranked second on the team in playoff scoring with 13 points (7g/6a) in 15 games…Captained Team Cherry at the 2006 CHL Top Prospects game in Ottawa.

2004-05
Played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team.

INTERNATIONAL
Represented the United States at the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Halifax and Quebec City… Tallied four assists and ranked third on the team with a +3 rating in seven games…Helped lead Team USA to a bronze medal at 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden…Ranked third on the United States with six points (3g/3a) in seven games at the tournament…Tied for the team lead with a +3 rating…Was the youngest member of Team USA at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship… Recorded six points (2g/4a) in seven games to tie for fourth on the Americans in scoring…Ranked second in scoring on Team USA at the 2005 IIHF Under-18 World Championship with seven points (4g/3a) in six games.

PERSONAL
Peter and his wife, Taylar, were married during the summer of 2011…Nickname is “Mules”…Is the first Colorado Avalanche player to wear #88 and the third player in franchise history after Joe Sakic (1988-89) and Owen Nolan (1990-91)…His first job was coaching at a hockey camp…Favorite non-hockey sports team is the Minnesota Twins.

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