EVERETT, Wash. – Let’s remember some good guys, shall we?
Try Peter Mueller (forward, 2005-07) who suited up for the Silvertips for two seasons following two seasons with Team USA’s national development squad, and you get a collection of memories, experiences, and lit lamps.
Those red-clad lamps were lit 47 times in just 103 WHL games, padding a total that included a whopping 136 points in a Silvertips jersey. His final WHL season was connected to the current Silvertips season for the record books, whose 54 wins and 111 points (won the league’s Scotty Munro Trophy) under head coach Kevin Constantine still stand as Tips records. That season, coming off his draft year, his 78 points in 53 games were second on the Tips, bested only by Zach Hamill’s 93 points in 69 games (which won the league scoring race).
Mueller, synonymous in Snohomish County for the #88 on his back and his all-around offensive dynamic ability, was just as good in the postseason: his 29 points were packed into 27 career WHL Playoff games, where the Tips made a return to the Conference Finals in 2006.
Mueller’s highlights in the NHL:
- Selected 8th overall (1st round) by the Arizona Coyotes in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft
- Made NHL debut in 2007-08 with the Coyotes, ranked third in scoring (54 points) and goals (22)
- Scored 1st career NHL goal on Oct. 18, 2007 vs Edmonton
- Two-time participant for Team USA at the World Championships (most recently: 2013-14)
WHERE IS HE NOW: Providence Bruins, AHL (11 goals, 23 points)