37-Year-Old Center – Free Agent
Toby Petersen Contract Information:
Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.
Petersen's status is still unclear for the AHL Stars. He was injured blocking a shot in Game 4 of the Western Conference Championship against the Toronto Marlies.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Petersen is a fourth-line center type that will occasionally be asked to move up the lineup as injuries mount, but he's eclipsed the 10-point mark just twice over the past five years.
Petersen enters the final year of a two-year contract with a much smaller role than he had a few years back. Limited to around 10 minutes per game in a checking role, he saw his impact reduced with the likes of Adam Burish brought in last season. Vern Fiddler and Jacob Dowell figure to provide plenty of competition this year as Dallas' fourth center as well.
Peterson't versatility makes him an attractive role player in today's NHL, particularly on a squad like Dallas with a low payroll. His nine goals from a year ago were a career best, and he figures to spend time on Dallas' penalty kill units with the expected retirement of Jere Lehtinen.
Petersen was a favorite of former coach Dave Tippett, though he may have to re-earn his ice time under Marc Crawford. He's a decent fourth-line checker despite his small stature, and offers nothing more than that from a fantasy perspective.
Moderate scoring touch in the AHL hasn't translated to the NHL for Petersen, and he's expected to be nothing more than an end of the bench option in Dallas.
Due to the depth the Oilers have at forward, will spend another yeat in the AHL. Peterson will only see time if a rash of injuries hits the club.
Peterson is a bit on the small side, but he has tremendous quickness. Unfortunatley, his size has hindered him in securing a position in the NHL. Even if given a chance, he will likely not have enough of an impact to secure a roster spot.