Peter Vandermeer (LW)
||Red Deer, AB
2008-09 Highlights: Signed to an AHL contract by the Quad City Flames on July 2, 2008â€¦ Assigned to the Quad Cities from Calgaryâ€™s Training Camp on Sept. 26th.
2007-08 Highlights: Ranked second in the American Hockey League in penalty minutes with 332 PIMs in 38 gamesâ€¦Set a San Antonio franchise record for penalty minutes in a regular seasonâ€¦Established a San Antonio franchise record for penalty minutes in one game with 36 PIMs on Oct. 19th vs. Houstonâ€¦Topped the 30 penalty minute mark again with 33 PIMs on Oct. 26th at Chicagoâ€¦Released from his AHL contract in order to sign with the National Hockey Leagueâ€™s Phoenix Coyotes on Feb. 8thâ€¦Made his NHL debut with the Coyotes against Nashville on Feb. 10thâ€¦Returned to San Antonio on Feb. 11thâ€¦Scored the game-winning goal and earned first star honors in a 4-1 San Antonio win over Providence on March 5thâ€¦Recalled for a second stint with the Phoenix Coyotes on April 4thâ€¦Returned to San Antonio on April 7thâ€¦Crossed the 30 penalty minute threshold for the third and final time during the 2007-08 season on April 11th when he recorded 32 PIMs at Peoria.
Career Highlights: Leads all active AHL players, and ranks third on the leagueâ€™s all-time list in penalty minutes with 2,496 during the AHL portion of his careerâ€¦One of six brothers that have played hockey professional. Five are still active including Jim Vandermeer, who spent the second half of 2007-08 with the Calgary Flamesâ€¦Spent parts of four seasons with the Western Hockey Leagueâ€™s Red Deer Rebels before beginning his professional career. Vandermeer played 180 games for the Rebels recording 106 points (41 goals and 65) with 597 penalty minutesâ€¦Led the 1994-95 Red Deer Rebels in penalty minutes (218)â€¦Led the Rebels in penalty minutes for a second consecutive year with 207 PIMs in 1995-96â€¦Led the 1998-99 B.C. Icemen on the United Hockey League in penalty minutes with 390â€¦Won two division titles in 1998-99. Vandermeer played 62 games for the B.C. Icemen, a team that won the UHLâ€™s Eastern Division. He also appeared in two regular season games for the AHLâ€™s Empire Division Champions, the Rochester Americansâ€¦Reached the Calder Cup Finals as a member of the 1998-99 Rochester Americansâ€¦Led the 1999-2000 Richmond Renegades in penalty minutes with 457â€¦Led the 2000-01 Providence Bruins in penalty minutes with 240â€¦Signed his first NHL contract on July 6th, 2001 with the Philadelphia Flyersâ€¦Led the 2001-02 Philadelphia Phantoms in penalty minutes with 313â€¦Ranked second in the AHL in penalty minutes, and led the Phantoms in the category for a second straight year with 335 in 2002-03â€¦Established a Philadelphia Phantoms franchise record for penalty minutes in a single game with 44 PIMs on Dec. 28th, 2003 vs. Binghamtonâ€¦Led the AHL, and for the third straight year led the Phantoms, in penalty minutes with 398 in 2003-04â€¦Was a member of the 2003-04 AHL East Division Champion Philadelphia Phantomsâ€¦Finished his tenure in Philadelphia with 1,046 penalty minutes as a Phantom. Vandermeer holds the Philadelphia franchise record for penalty minutesâ€¦Signed with the Detroit Red Wings organization on Aug. 16th, 2004â€¦Signed with the Montreal Canadiens organization on Aug. 2nd, 2005 and went on to lead the 2005-06 Hamilton Bulldogs in penalty minutes with 276â€¦Signed his fourth NHL contract on July 21st, 2006 with the Washington Capitals organizationâ€¦Was a member of the 2006-07 AHL East Division Champion Hershey Bearsâ€¦Reached the Calder Cup Finals as a member of the 2006-07 Hershey Bears.