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ANTHONY PELUSO ARRIVES

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THE THIRTY-ONE-YEAR-OLD WINGER HAS SPENT TEN SEASONS IN THE NHL AND EIGHT IN THE AHL.

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He last played for the AHL Bakersfield Condors. In the 2007 NHL Draft St. Louis Blues chose the native of North York, Ontario, in the 6th round. However, Peluso tasted the best league in the world at the Winnipeg Jets, where he played the vast majority of his 148 matches and scored all 14 points. He also competed in several matches in the Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames jerseys.

Before becoming a professional player, Anthony Peluso (born April 18, 1989, height 191 cm, weight 102 kg) played hockey in one of Canada's major Ontario Hockey League (OHL) junior competitions, Erie Otters, Soo Greyhounds and Brampton Battalion.

In March 2009, Anthony Peluso signed a professional three-year contract with St. Louis Blues, but he never played for them. He played for the Peoria Rivermen AHL team for four seasons. In January 2013, the Winnipeg Jets withdrew him from the waivers list, while in the same season he managed to play his first five matches in the NHL for the Jets.

For the next three seasons, Peluso was a regular part of the line-up. He scored his first goal in the NHL on October 24, 2013 against the Nashville Predators.

After five seasons with the Jets, Peluso left for the Washington Capitals as a free agent, but spent most of the 2017/18 season at Hershey Bears.

The following season, Peluso signed a one-year two-way contract with the Calgary Flames, spending most of his time on the AHL farm in Stockton Heat. Last year, he played under a one-year contract at Bakersfield Condors Club, an affiliate of Edmonton Oilers.

Before the end of the transfer window to the decisive phase of the season, Slovan sought to strengthen the offensive lines. In addition to the NHL experience, Peluso brings a physical element to the team. He can use excellent physical parameters perfectly in his game.

"Anthony is a strong, well-disposed winger with a very solid movement. His strong point is quality forging. In the offensive phase of the game, he can certainly help us in the crease area as well as in the corners of the rink., "said HC SLOVAN Bratislava General Manager Maroš Krajči in the address of the new reinforcement.

Anthony Peluso arrived on the Toronto-Vienna route on Saturday morning, having a fresh negative PCR test for COVID. He could start the first league match on Friday, February 12 against Nové Zámky.

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