Tough-guy left winger Andrew Peters cleared waivers and plans to retire.
His agent, Steve Bartlett of Pittsford-based Sports Consulting Group, said the Vancouver Canucks had asked Peters to report to the Manitoba Moose. But, having played only two games with the Amerks in October, and realizing his role would be very limited, he has decided to move on with life after hockey.
Peters, 30, played nine pro seasons, including six in the NHL.
I wouldn't be surprised to see him hook back up with the Sabres in some capacity. I wish him well.
I have a lot of memories from his days as a Sabre. Namely the brawl against Ottawa in 06-07. Then he scored the odd goal and I won't ever forget those. One against the Flyers in 06-07 and one against the Predators in 07-08.
He's the nicest guy to talk to. I met him a few years ago and I have nothing but good things to say about him as a person. He was always willing to interact with the fans.
Unfortunately his days in the NHL are over. I'm surprised the Panthers gave him that contract last summer in the first place. I think he should have retired before that ever happened. Anyway, I wouldn't be opposed to bringing him back to the organization to work in a player development role or something.