Peluso signs with Flames

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Anthony Peluso

The National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames have announced on Tuesday that they have signed former Soo Greyhounds forward Anthony Peluso to a one-year, two-way contract.

The 29 year old spent last season with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, scoring 7 times and setting up 4 others in 38 regular season games.

During the 2017-2018 season, the North York, Ontario native also suited up for a pair of games with the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals, where he had no points and four penalty minutes.

Peluso, who was drafted in the 1st round (10th overall) by the Erie Otters back in 2005, came over to the Hounds in a trade with the Otters back on November 22nd, 2007.

During the 2007-2008 season with the Hounds, the North York, Ontario native scored 4 times and set up 11 other in 42 regular season games, along with recording 83 penalty minutes.

That year, he also helped lead the Hounds to the Western Conference final, where they were eliminated in five games to the Kitchener Rangers.

In his second season with the Hounds in 2008-2009, Peluso served as the team’s assistant captain for their home games, and scored 9 times and set up 6 others in 36 regular season games, along with collecting 68 penalty minutes.

The Hounds ended up trading Peluso to the Brampton Battalion back on January 8th, 2009, in exchange for forward Kyle DeCoste and a 5th round pick in 2012.

Peluso, who was originally drafted by the National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues in the 6th round (160th overall) back in 2007, began playing in the National Hockey League with the Winnipeg Jets in the 2012-2013 season.

The 29 year old has yet to suit up for a playoff game in his National Hockey League career.

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