Peter Delmas
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Peter Delmas

Hometown:

Bedford Nova Scotia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1990-02-16

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2008

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2008

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd round (61st overall), 2008

Weight:

188 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2007-08: This marked Peter Delmas's second season with Lewiston (QMJHL), which saw him post a 17-13-4 record with a 2.84 GAA and a .903 save percentage, not as good as his rookie campaign, but still respectable.

2008-09: In his third season with the Lewiston MAINEiacs (QMJHL), Delmas went 9-25-1 with a 4.11 goals against average and a .867 save percentage, his worst season with the club to date. Expect to see him with the Quebec Remparts (QMJHL) for 2009-10.

2009-10: Delmas started the year with the Quebec Remparts, but was traded to the Halifax Mooseheads. Put up better numbers with Halifax.

2010-11: Delmas certainly had an eventful 2010-11 season of travel. He played for the QMJHL Halifax Mooseheads, CHL Wichita Thunder, ECHL Wheeling Nailers, and AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. He spent most of the season in the ECHL, where he had a record of 15 wins, six losses and two overtime losses in 24 starts for the Nailers. The young goaltender had a solid 2.03 goals against average and an excellent .928 save percentage in 24 regular season games. Delmas played two AHL games late in the season for Hamilton where he recorded a win, an overtime loss and had a goals against average of 1.92 along with an excellent .933 save percentage.  Delmas wasn't as solid in the ECHL playoffs for Wheeling when he had eight wins, five losses appearing in 15 ECHL playoff games. He sported a 3.13 goals against average with an okay save percentage of .903.  On July 5, 2011, the Montreal Canadiens signed Delmas to a three year entry level contract.

2011-12: Delmas has played fairly well but was inconsistent for stretches of the 2011-12 season with the Wheeling Nailers in the ECHL. The young goalie posted a 18-14-1 record with a good 2.50 goals against average, a solid .909 save percentage and three shut-outs in 37 ECHL games. In mid-December, he suffered his second concussion in three months when his head struck the ice after falling back to make a save and missed three weeks of play. In the second half of the year, Delmas played four games in the AHL with the Hamilton Bulldogs where he showed flashes of brilliance in two games and struggled in the other two starts.

2012-13: Delmas appeared in three AHL games with Montreal affiliate Hamilton in October before being sent to the ECHL, where he spent the rest of his second pro season. He was 0-2 and had a 3.49 goals against and .865 save percentage with the Bulldogs. Delmas split time with one-time University of Maine goalie Scott Darling and Penguins' 2008 draft pick Patrick Killeen with the ECHL's Wheeling Nailers. He was 15-12-4 with 3 shutouts in 31 games and had a 2.72 goals against and .908 save percentage. The Nailers missed the playoffs after finishing third in the Atlantic Division.

 

Talent Analysis

A solid, positional goaltender, Delmas is unflappable between the pipes and plays a mature, steady game beyond his years. Always square to the shooter, he never gives up on the puck and possesses a quick glove, but at times he struggles controlling rebounds. Though he has settled down from his rookie year, Delmas is sometimes a bit too adventurous in and around the net and doesn’t have the quickness and agility to always make up for his aggressiveness.

 

Future

Delmas will be in stiff competition for the back-up position in Hamilton and is likely to be sent to the ECHL. He needs to take the next in his development towards become a more consistent goaltender this season or he might find himself not in the future plans of the Canadiens' management team.

 

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