- Michigan State University Product Has Recorded 353 Points in 864 NHL Games With Oilers, Canadiens and Penguins Since 2010-11
The Detroit Red Wings today acquired defenseman Jeff Petry from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Gustav Lindstrom and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Entry Draft. Montreal will retain 50 percent of remaining obligations pertaining to Petry’s contract. Detroit will pay 37.5 percent of Petry’s remaining contract.
Petry, 35, spent the 2022-23 campaign with the Pittsburgh Penguins, recording 31 points (5-26-31), a plus-two rating and 24 penalty minutes in 61 games. The 6-foot-3, 209-pound defenseman joined the Penguins after playing the 2021-22 season with the Canadiens, notching 27 points (6-21-27) and 36 penalty minutes in 68 games. Petry helped the Canadiens reach the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, logging 42 points (12-30-42), a plus-six rating and 20 penalty minutes in 55 regular-season games, in addition to dishing out six assists in 20 postseason contests. Originally selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (45th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Petry has compiled 353 points (92-261-353) and 349 penalty minutes in 864 games between the Oilers, Canadiens and Penguins since 2010-11, along with 13 points (5-8-13) and 18 penalty minutes in 48 playoff games. Petry also totaled 28 points (7-21-28) and 22 penalty minutes in 51 games with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons and Oklahoma City Barons from 2009-12.
A native of Ann Arbor, Mich., Petry is the son of 13-year MLB veteran Dan Petry, who helped the Detroit Tigers win the 1984 World Series and posted a 119-93 record and a 3.84 earned run average in 306 appearances (274 starts) with the franchise from 1979-87 and 1990-91. Prior to turning professional, Petry spent three seasons at Michigan State University from 2007-10, serving as team captain during his junior year. In total, Petry collected 67 points (9-58-67) and 86 penalty minutes in 118 games with the Spartans, earning a spot on the CCHA Second All-Star Team in 2009-10 and CCHA All-Rookie Team honors in 2007-08. Before joining the Spartans, Petry spent two seasons with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League from 2005-07, registering 60 points (19-41-60) and 139 penalty minutes in 103 games. He guided Des Moines to a Clark Cup championship in 2006 and was named USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year following the 2006-07 campaign. Petry also played three seasons of varsity hockey at St. Mary’s Preparatory in Orchard Lake, Mich., from 2002-05. On the international stage, Petry represented Team USA at three consecutive IIHF World Championships from 2012-14, earning a bronze medal at the 2013 tournament.