Peter Loob

Peter's claim to hockey fame is that he is the older brother of Calgary Flames sniper Hakan Loob.

Hakan was this tiny but mega-talented right winger who is best known for being the first Swedish player to score 50 goals in the National Hockey League. Hakan played 6 strong seasons in Calgary before returning to Sweden to play several more years. In his last NHL campaign he helped the Flames capture their first Stanley Cup championship.

Peter Loob is nowhere near as celebrated. Three years older and 6 inches taller than Hakan, Peter was never considered to be a NHL prospect until his brother achieved success in his rookie NHL season of 1983-84. It was in the 1984 entry draft that the Quebec Nordiques took a chance on Peter, taking him 244th overall.

Peter joined the Nordiques the following season as a 27 year old rookie. He was a tall but slim defenseman who was considered to be a project more than a prospect. He didn't adjust well to the North American game or culture in his short stay. He spent most of his time in the minor leagues, but did see 8 games of NHL action. He even scored 1 goal and 2 assists and was a respectable +5.

Homesick and content that he gave the NHL a good shot, Peter returned to his homeland where he continued to play hockey for two more years before hanging up the blades.


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