Height: 6' 0", Weight: 200 pounds
Born: 9.1.84 Kitimat, British Columbia
|How he arrived: Signed as an undrafted free agent, 7.24.06
How he left: Traded to the Anaheim Ducks with Mark Fraser and a 7th round pick in the 2012 E.D.
for Kurtis Foster and Timo Pielmeier, 12.12.11
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
At first, I was a little unsure about what Pelley could provide in general. Such is the case, usually, about young centers
that play on the fourth line.
He had been used as a second center on the PK. He didn't do too bad, I thought. Of course, he had Madden to learn
A few friends of mine also jokingly called him the King of the Bad Goals. (Or something like that.) Both his goals in
07-08 had come off of bad angle shots.
He had played in every game until February, when he became the odd man out for the forwards. He even saw time in
Lowell so he wouldn't get rusty.
He then played the entire following season in Lowell. The summer of 2009 saw an opening with John Madden signing
with the Chicago Blackhawks and Bobby Holik retiring. Thus, he came back centering the fourth line, and had even
tried his hand at playing the wings.
His playing time would drop in subsequent seasons, down to next to nothing in 11-12 because there was no room for
him in the lineup as Peter DeBoer wanted to look at certain people in the energy playing role. A trade was just what
he needed; he was able to get some regular playing time with the Ducks the rest of the season.
The lockout-shortened season saw him accepting a minor league deal with the Ducks' affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals,
for the season. He hasn't played in an NHL game since.
However, after that season in Norfolk, he returned to the Devils' organization. Since his return, he has been the captain
of the A-Devs.
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise