Peter Budaj

#31G,
W
30
L
21
OTL
3
GAA
2.18
SV%
.915
SO
7
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 196
Born:
Birth Place: Banska Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Draft: 2001 2nd round (63rd pick) by the
  • NHL draft 2018: Potential first-round American crop is loaded with sons of former players
    USA Today

    NHL draft 2018: Potential first-round American crop is loaded with sons of former players

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sorting this season’s American-born NHL draft prospects is like following a trail at ancestry.com. Ten of the top potential draftees for the 2018 draft at Thursday's CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game are sons of former NHL players, and two other potential first-rounders have pro hockey in their backgrounds. “Their advantage is they have been prepared for pressure,” said Dan Marr, the NHL’s director of Central Scouting. “They have a leg up because their dads have taught them not to take their jobs for granted. They have perspective.” Heading the U.S. list is Boston University left wing Brady Tkachuk, whose father Keith scored 538 NHL goals. Brady, 18, is also the younger

  • Letang to make preseason debut Sunday in 1st game since February
    TheScore.com

    Letang to make preseason debut Sunday in 1st game since February

    Everything's coming up Kris Letang. The star defenseman will play for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a preseason game Sunday against the St. Louis Blues, Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan confirmed Saturday. It will be Letang's first game action since Feb. 21. He was limited to 41 regular-season games last season and missed the Penguins' entire Stanley Cup championship run due to a neck injury. Letang was cleared to play earlier this month. He got another piece of good news Saturday, as Sullivan also revealed the blue-liner will wear an "A" as alternate captain this season, taking over for the departed Chris Kunitz, who signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1.

  • Husso has 27 saves, Thomas scores 2 as Blues blank Capitals
    USA Today

    Husso has 27 saves, Thomas scores 2 as Blues blank Capitals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ville Husso stopped all 27 shots he faced and Robert Thomas scored twice to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-0 win over the Washington Capitals in an NHL preseason game Friday night. Conner Bleackley and Kllim Kostin also scored for the Blues. Braden Holtby made 20 saves on 22 shots in the first two periods for the Capitals. Pheonix Copley allowed two goals on eight shots in the third. PENGUINS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3 In Columbus, Ohio, Olli Maatta scored with 1:33 left in regulation to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets Sam Miletic, Daniel Sprong and Zachary Aston-Reese also scored for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins. Antti Niemi had