| Right Wing|
Ice hockey player
675,000 USD (2013)
| United States|
| October 27, 1978 (age 37)
Minneapolis, MN, USA (1978-10-27) |
197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
244th overall, 1998
Texas Stars (#19 / Centerman)
Jamie Benn, Lindy Ruff, Ken Hitchcock
Toby Petersen Wikipedia
Tobias Emanuel Petersen (born October 27, 1978) is a retired American professional ice hockey right winger who formerly played for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He attended Colorado College, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 244th overall in the 9th round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
During Game 3 of the Western Conference Final in the 2005–06 playoffs, Petersen scored his first ever NHL playoff goal against Ilya Bryzgalov of the Anaheim Ducks by stealing the puck and wrapping it into an empty net while Bryzgalov attempted to make a play behind his goal line.
Petersen has stated that he is a type-one diabetic. As a result, he must use his insulin pump during games. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins nominated him as their 2003–2004 AHL Man of the Year candidate for his work with Diabetes charities.
Petersen remains a huge Minnesota sports fan, especially the Twins. He met Mike Modano at a youth hockey camp when Modano was a rookie for the North Stars; at one point, Modano even babysat the younger player. Now playing together on the Dallas Stars, Petersen was impressed that Modano remembered him from so many years prior.
In 2008 Petersen had a memorable experience at the AHL All-Star Game. The experience began the day before the game when Petersen won the 2008 AHL Skills Competition's fastest skater event with a 14.001 second lap. The experience continued during the game as Petersen recorded 3 points including scoring on the first ever penalty shot in an AHL All-Star Game.
In the 2013–14 season, his 7th within the Stars organization, Petersen helped the Texas Stars to claim their first Calder Cup and immediately announced his retirement from professional hockey.
Toby and wife Alexa have 2 sons: Bjorn (born August 2006) and Elliott (born October 2008).