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Theo Peckham
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Born November 10, 1987 (1987-11-10) (age 29)
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 246 lb (112 kg; 17 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Wichita Thunder
Edmonton Oilers
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
Rødovre Mighty Bulls
NHL Draft 75th overall, 2006
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2007–present

Theo Peckham (born on November 10, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman playing for the Wichita Thunder in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing CareerEdit

Theo was drafted 75th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers.

On March 7, 2008, Theo made his NHL debut for the Oilers in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets which would be his only NHL appearance of that season.

Theo was called up by the Oilers from the Springfield Falcons on February 13, 2009 and played 15 NHL games that season. On March 2, 2010, he earned his first point against the Nashville Predators.

On November 11, 2010, Theo scored his first NHL goal against the Detroit Red Wings.

On July 4, 2011, Theo was re-signed by the Oilers to a one-year contract. On July 16, 2012, the Oilers re-signed him to a one-year contract.

During the NHL lockout, on November 5, 2012, Theo signed with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL to keep in game shape. He played in four games for 11 penalty minutes before leaving the team, never reaching NHL physical form.

On July 19, 2013, the Chicago Blackhawks signed Theo as a free agent to a one-year contract & was assigned to AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs for the duration of the 2013–14 season.

On October 11, 2014, Theo signed a one-year contract with the new ECHL entrant, the Wichita Thunder. With the retirement of Andrew Martens, he was selected as team captain to open the 2014–15 season.

Theo led the Thunder in 26 games for 8 points before opting for a release of his contract in order to pursue a career abroad.

On December 31, 2014, Theo agreed to a contract with HC ’05 Banská Bystrica of the Slovak Extraliga. He featured in only 5 games over the course of a month before opting to depart for his third team in the season, with Danish club, Rødovre Mighty Bulls of the Metal Ligaen on January 27, 2015.

During the following off-season, he agreed to a one-year contract to move to England, in signing with the Nottingham Panthers.

Theo later reneged his deal with the Panthers to later return to North America and signing a one-year deal with former ECHL club, the Wichita Thunder on October 8, 2015.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04North York RangersOPJHL2914544
2004–05Owen Sound AttackOHL61191020980008
2005–06Owen Sound AttackOHL6769152361116732
2006–07Owen Sound AttackOHL5310253517340110
2007–08Springfield FalconsAHL596713174
2007–08Edmonton OilersNHL10002
2008–09Springfield FalconsAHL4761319107
2008–09Edmonton OilersNHL1500059
2009–10Springfield FalconsAHL37066106
2009–10Edmonton OilersNHL1501143
2010–11Edmonton OilersNHL7131013198
2011–12Edmonton OilersNHL5412380
2012–13San Francisco BullsECHL400011
2012–13Edmonton OilersNHL40006
2012–13Oklahoma City BaronsAHL401129
2013–14Rockford IceHogsAHL45066100
2014–15Wichita ThunderECHL2626846
2014–15HC ’05 Banská BystricaSlovak50118
2014–15Rødovre Mighty BullsDEN4022050006
NHL totals 160 4 13 17 388

Personal LifeEdit

Theo is the half-brother of Angela James, who is one of the first female hockey players to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Both Theo and Angela shared the same father: Leo James (a black American from Mississippi who came to Canada to escape racial segregation).

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