|Denis Erlo Pederson
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 pounds
Born: 9.10.75 Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Vancouver Canucks with Brendan Morrison for Alexnder Mogilny,
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Pederson didn't stay canned in Prince Albert for long before being drafted by the Devils. After the selection, he would
stay with the Raiders for 2 more seasons, racking up both points and penalty minutes, including a 53 goal, 98 point, 153
PIMs season in 93-94. Just another in a long line of power forwards that the Devils had.
He experienced similar success in his first pro season in Albany, which would continue in New Jersey with the numbers
scaled down to fit the Devils' style of play. His defensive play and other contributions lead to him winning the Hugh
Delano Award twice for Unsung Hero.
However, his offensive numbers were not catching up with the rest of his game. Actually, it was this that lead to him
working to vastly improve his defensive play.
He would play with the Canucks for a few seasons after the trade for Mogilny. He would bounce around to Phoenix and
Nashville after that. It was with the Preds that he played his last NHL game with, because after that, he opted to play for
the Berlin Polar Bears in Germany.
He did attempt a North American comeback with the St. Louis Blues in 2006, but only played 1 game with the Peoria
Rivermen before returning to Germany. He would continue to play with the Polar Bears until 2012, and had his number
(20) retired by them in December, 2015.
2015 also featured his induction into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame.
These days, he's living in BC (Langley) and getting involved in coaching youth hockey in the area.
|Entry Draft: 1993 First Round Pick (13th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise