It's time to put the finishing touches on the 2008-2009 season for the Buffalo Sabres. Here is a complete report card of every single player that played a significant amount of time with the Sabres this season. Thanks to Japers Rink and Mile High Hockey for the inspiration.
#76 / Left Wing / Buffalo Sabres
May 05, 1980
|2008 - Andrew Peters||28||0||1||1||-2||81||0||0||0||0||10||0.0|
Key Stat: Andrew Peters is the epitome of an enforcer. He led the Sabres with a total of 11 fights. His 11 fights were five more than any other Sabres player. Paul Gaustad was second with six.
Interesting Stat: Peters was on the ice for only three goals against. Two of those goals were scored while he wa son the ice with Paul Gaustad.
Fun Fact: Peters brother Geoff is also a professional hockey player. Geoff Peters is a member of the Anaheim Ducks organization.
The Good: Peters is well liked by his teammates and is the teams players union representative. He had a total of 81 penalty minutes and 11 fights in only 28 games played this season. He doesn't back away from physical play. He will take on anyone in the league and this season he fought other enforcers like Colton Orr, Georges Laraque and George Parros.
The Bad: He is a one-dimensional player that can't play in most situations. He played only 28 games and averaged only 4:01 of ice time when he was in the lineup.
He managed to finish the season as a minus two while playing less than any other player on the team.
According to hockeyfights.com, Peters was 5-4-2 in his 11 fights this season. As the teams enforcer, you hope that he instills fear in opponents and he probably doesn't.
2008-2009 Salary: $525,000
2009-2010 Status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Vote: It's time to grade Peters for his play in Buffalo during the 2008-2009 season. Every player has expectations so vote based on those expectations. If a player played to their potential they should receive a "C" if they exceeded expectations they would receive a "B" or an "A".
Discuss: Should the Sabres re-sign Peters to remain as the teams enforcer? Were you surprised to find out that Peters was 5-4-2 in is fights this season?