After three impressive seasons in the Ontario Hockey League between 1977 and 1980, Jim Peplinski started his pro career with the Calgary Flames after being drafted in 1979 while the club was still located in Atlanta.
Peplinski spent his entire career with the Flames. During the 1981-1982 season, Jim Peplinski reached the 30 goal plateau. Recognized as a leader, he co-captained the Flames to a Stanley Cup victory over the Montreal Canadiens in 1989.
During his nine full NHL seasons and two brief six game stints in 1989 and 1994, Peplinski scored 161 goals and spent 1467 minutes in the sin bin. He also only missed 21 games during the nine year period of full time NHL action. Five of those games were due to Peplinski’s participation with Team Canada during the 1988 Calgary Olympics.
A very steady and consistent NHL player, indeed.
You can see Jim Peplinski and the rest of the NHL Alumni take on members of the Hagerstown Adult Hockey League for the benefit of the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex and Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association on September 25th at 5:00pm. Click here for more details.