In celebration of the new year 2021, Petes fans are called to cast their vote to decide which Petes best represents their respective jersey number from 1 – 21. The top four players to wear each number will be showcased every day for 20 consecutive days and Petes fans will vote for who they believe wore it best!
Long before Zack Kassian was stoking fire in the Battle of the Alberta, he was playing for the Petes from 2007-2010. He’s one part skilled, one part tough. For example in his 2008-09 season, he put up 63 points in 61 games and tallied 136 PIMs. He was a captain to the Petes in the 2009-10 season before being traded halfway through the season to the Windsor Spitfires.
Rick MacLeish played for the Petes from 1967-70 before the Boston Bruins selected him 4th overall in the 1970 NHL Draft. In his 1972–73 NHL season with the Flyers, who earned the nickname “The Broad Street Bullies” was a breakout year for MacLeish as he became the first member of the Flyers to ever score 50 goals in a single campaign.
Tom Fergus played for the Petes from 1979-81 as an American born player. The successful centreman was often found on the top lines for the Boston Bruins from 1981-86 and Toronto Maple Leafs from 1986-92.
Many believe this guy should be the next player that the Petes raise the banner for. Mike Ricci was drafted by the Petes in 1987 as a Bantam player. He played for the team for three seasons and became captain on the Petes’ squad during the 1989-90 campaign. He was drafted 4th overall in 1990 by the Philadelphia Flyers and won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996.
* Predetermined players that fans are voting on have been selected from 1956 – 2019 (2019 is the player’s final season with the Petes).
* Many of these players have worn multiple jersey numbers while playing for the Petes, these players will not show up to be voted on for each number they have worn. They will only show up and be made available to vote for on one of their Petes jersey numbers.