Theo Peckham
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Theo Peckham

Hometown:

Richmond Hill Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1987-11-10

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2006

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2006

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd round (75th overall), 2006

Weight:

216 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: Theo Peckham’s final season with the Owen Sound Attack (OHL) was his most productive offensively. In 53 games the D-man potted 10 goals and 35 points, along with 173 penalty minutes, his lowest OHL PIM total to date. Expect to see him with the Springfield Falcons for 2007-08.

2007-08: Peckham's rookie season in the AHL resulted in six goals and 13 points through 59 games with the Springfield Falcons. He also racked up 174 penalty minutes, which is nothing new for Peckham. He also tallied two penalty minutes in a lone game with Edmonton, his first look at NHL hockey.

2008-09: Peckham played the majority of the season with Springfield (AHL), netting six goals and 19 points, along with 107 penalty minutes, in 47 games. He also saw an increase in his NHL ice-time, skating in 15 games with the Oilers (no points – 59 PIM).

 

Talent Analysis

Size-wise, Peckham is NHL-ready today, but he needs to work on his skating, speed, and transition game. He’s not going to be an offensive star, but he has the potential to be a prototype for the new model of enforcers – the ones that can drop the gloves when needed, but won’t hurt their team when they’re on the ice.

The rugged rearguard can be counted on not to try to do too much. He knows his limitations and isn’t going to try to be something he’s not capable of. He’s smart with the first pass and won’t pinch in unless there’s a clear opportunity with limited risk. Character and leadership is an strong asset.