Peter Harrold


Kirtland Hills Ohio

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Signed as free agent, 2006


190 lbs.

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2005-06: Harrold capped an outstanding four-year career at Boston College with his best season (points-wise) and captaining the Eagles to their 19th Frozen Four appearance. Harrold led all Boston College defensemen in scoring with 30 points (seven goals, 23 assists) and plus/minus (plus-24), playing in all 42 games. His goals, assists and points total are all career highs. His stellar senior performance as one of the nation’s top defensemen earned him numerous honors including the Hockey East Defensive Defenseman of the Year and Boston College’s John “Snooks” Kelley Award, which is presented to the player that best typifies Boston College hockey. Finished his career with 70 points (14 goals, 56 assists) and having played in 156 games. In addition to his excellence on the ice, Harrold also excelled in the classroom. A history major, he was a three time Hockey East All-Academic Team selection and captured Boston College’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award in 2004 as a sophomore and again this year as a senior.

2006-07: Harrold spent his first professional season with Manchester of the AHL.  He was second amongst Manchester defenseman with 34 points in 62 games.  He also contributed a phenomenal 11 points in 16 playoff games, leading all Monarch blueliners.  Harrold also saw action in 2 games for Los Angeles, scoring two points and looking remarkably comfortable in the NHL.

2007-08: Harrold continues to sit on the cusp of making the NHL squad full time.  He excelled in Manchester this season, second among all defensemen in scoring, and was a midseason call-up to Los Angeles for a handful of games.  The veteran depth on the blueline in Los Angeles forced Harrold back to the minor leagues.   Despite spending nearly half the season in Los Angeles, Harrold finished as the leading scoring defenseman for Manchester with nearly a point per game average.

Talent Analysis
While some deem Harrold as a defensive defenseman, he has shown to be almost equally adept on offensive as well. Harrold possesses excellent leadership qualities and is a player who leads by example.

Harrold is a tireless worker who is dependable and very skilled at both ends of the ice. He can play in any type of situation. Two attributes that have made Harrold a great defenseman are his great on-ice vision and awareness. His decision-making is one of his best characteristics. Harrold has a keen sense of not only knowing when to jump up into the play, but also doing so without it being at the expense of his defensive responsibilities. He is an outstanding skater who transitions remarkably well. He possesses excellent puck skills, demonstrating the ability to make beautiful tape-to-tape passes as well as great patience with the puck.