Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Peter Taglianetti
Defencemen Peter Taglianetti supplied discipline and grit in his own zone while moving the puck up to more talented teammates. His career lasted over 450 games and featured two Stanley Cups.

Born in Framingham, Massachusetts, Taglianetti was chosen 43rd overall by the Winnipeg Jets after his sophomore year at Providence College in 1983. He played solidly during his junior and senior years and was named to the ECAC second all-star team in 1984 and the Hockey East first all-star team the next year. Taglianetti spent most of his first two pro seasons developing in the AHL before taking a regular turn on the Jets' blueline in 1987-88. He played two more years in Winnipeg before he was traded to the Minnesota North Stars in September 1990.

Sixteen games into the season in 1990-91, Taglianetti was acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He added a physical presence to the defense and played 19 games when the Pens won their first Stanley Cup that spring. The burly rearguard played 44 regular season games the next year when Pittsburgh repeated as Cup holders.

Taglianetti was chosen by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1992 Expansion Draft. He was solid in the first 61 games of the season before he was re-acquired by Pittsburgh. He was a semi-regular for the club until the 1994-95 season. Taglianetti retired after playing 34 games for the AHL's Providence Bruins in 1995-96.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Framingham Flyers High-MA
1981-82 Providence College ECAC 2 0 0 0 2
1982-83 Providence College ECAC 43 4 17 21 68
1983-84 Providence College ECAC 30 4 25 29 68
1984-85 Providence College H-East 35 6 18 24 32
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 +1 1 0 0 0 0
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 0 0 0 48 -1 3 0 0 0 2
1985-86 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 24 1 8 9 75
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 0 0 0 12 -4
1986-87 Sherbrooke Canadiens AHL 54 5 14 19 104 10 2 5 7 25
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 70 6 17 23 182 -13 5 1 1 2 12
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 66 1 14 15 226 -23
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 49 3 6 9 136 +20 5 0 0 0 6
1989-90 Moncton Hawks AHL 3 0 2 2 2
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 16 0 1 1 14 0
1990-91 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 39 3 8 11 93 +16 19 0 3 3 49
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 1 3 4 57 +7
1992-93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 61 1 8 9 150 +8
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 11 1 4 5 34 +4 11 1 2 3 16
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 60 2 12 14 142 +5 5 0 2 2 16
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 13 0 1 1 12 +1 4 0 0 0 2
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 3 0 1 1 7 4 0 0 0 19
1995-96 Providence Bruins AHL 34 0 6 6 44
NHL Totals 451 18 74 92 1106 53 2 8 10 103


ECAC Second All-Star Team (1984)
Hockey East First All-Star Team (1985)
Traded to Minnesota by Winnipeg for future considerations, September 30, 1990. Traded to Pittsburgh by Minnesota with Larry Murphy for Chris Dahlquist and Jim Johnson, December 11, 1990. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to Pittsburgh by Tampa Bay for Pittsburgh's 3rd round pick (later traded to Florida - Florida selected Steve Washburn) in 1993 NHL Draft, March 22, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 9, 1995.
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