Justin Peters

Justin Peters is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who spent the majority of his career with the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes (NHL). At the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Canadian player made his Olympic debut and helped Canada win a bronze medal.

Quick Facts

Full Name Justin Peters
Name Justin Peters
Nick Name Pete Dawg
Date of Birth August 30, 1986
Age 35 years old
Birth Place Blyth, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Canadian
Zodiac Sign  Virgo
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Not Available
Siblings 2; Anthony Peters and Alexandar Peters
Education Not Available
Marital Status Married
Wife  Kelly Sarah Johnson
Marriage Date June 27, 2015
Children Twins; Logan Peters and Nora Peters
Profession Professional Ice Hockey Player
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
  • National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Ontario Hockey League (OHL)
  • Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
NHL Draft 38th overall by Carolina Hurricanes in 2004
Debut Year  2006
Retirement 2021
  • Carolina Hurricanes (2004-2015)
  • Washington Capitals (2015)
  • Arizona Coyotes (2016)
  • Dinamo Riga (2017)
  • Kölner Haie (2017)
  • Piráti Chomutov (2018)
  • BK Mladá Boleslav (2019)
  • HC Bílí Tygři Liberec (2020)
Olympic Medal Bronze at 2018 Winter Olympics
Awards and achievements
  • AHL Goaltender of the month (November) in 2011.
  • ECHL Goaltender of the month in 2007.
Net Worth   $2.7 million
Social Media Instagram
Merch 2017-18 Panini KHL 10th Season Sticker Collection
Last Update   July, 2022

Justin Peters: Net Worth

Justin Peters’ net worth is estimated to be $2.7 million. His net worth is the result of his career as an ice hockey goaltender.

Justin Peters signed a one-year, $1,000,000 contract with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2010. Each season, he was paid $500,000 in salary. Peters signed a two-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals in 2014. His annual salary was $950,000. You may know more about Justin Jackson

Personal Life of Justin Peters

Justin Peters was born on August 30, 1986 in Blyth, Ontario, Canada. He is the family’s eldest child, with two brothers: Anthony Peters and Alexandar Peters.

There hasn’t been a lot of information released about Justin’s parents. However, given that all of his children are professional hockey players, it is safe to assume that his parents were sports fans.

Justin’s parents enrolled him in hockey lessons when he was four years old, and that is how he became a professional hockey player.

He grew up idolizing Patrick Roy and his favorite team, the Colorado Avalance. He watched every NHL game and aspired to play in the league.

Peter enjoys golf and fishing in addition to hockey. He also participates in the Ainslee Fontaine Memorial Golf Tournament.

Justin Peters | Junior Ice Hockey Career

Justin Peters played Junior ice hockey for St. Michael’s and Plymouth for four seasons. In 189 games in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), he had an incredible record of 88-70-16.

With 30 wins, he was ranked second in the OHL goaltender standings and was even selected for the 2004 Champions Hockey League (CHL) Top Prospects Game. He won a bronze medal with Team Ontario at the 2003 Under-17 Canada Games.

Caroline Hurricanes’ Professional Career

Justin Peters began his professional career in 2004 with the Caroline Hurricanes. It was a dream come true for Justin, who had always wanted to play in the NHL, but it only lasted a short time. Finally, Justin was assigned to the Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate, the Albany River Rats.

Despite being drafted in the NHL entry draft, Justin began his professional career in 2006-07 with the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Justin Peters playing as goaltender for Carolina Hurricanes

It was a huge disappointment for Justin, which could explain why he struggled in the league. To make matters worse, in 2007-08, Justin was demoted to the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).

Based on his performance, he was later promoted to River acts for the 2008-09 season. Justin was once again giving his all while playing for the Albany River Rats.

But, after six years, Justin was able to return to the position he truly deserved. Justin was called up by the Caroline Hurricanes in 2010 as a replacement for an injured player.

Finally, on February 6, 2010, Justin made his long-awaited NHL debut with the Carolina Hurricanes. His debut game was against the New York Islanders, and he performed admirably with 34 saves, leading to a 3-1 victory.

Justin played for the Caroline Hurricanes for eight seasons, and when his contract with Caroline expired, he considered switching to a new team rather than renewing it. You may know more about Justin Patton

Capital of Washington

On July 1, 2015, Peters signed a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals. He appeared in 12 games for the Washington Capitals, winning three of them. He made 259 saves.

However, Justin considered leaving the team before his contract expired.

Other groups

On July 1, 2016, Justin signed a new contract with the Arizona Coyotes. He began his career with the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes’ AHL affiliate.

However, after one of the Coyotes’ players was injured, Justin was called up to play for the Coyotes in the NHL for three games.

Justin Peters and his teammate Justin Hache were traded to the Dallas Stars on February 1, 2017 in exchange for Brendan Ranford and Branden Troock.

As a result, Peters agreed to terms with Latvian club Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and German club Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

In 2018-19, he joined Bili Tygri Liberec and BK Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Extraliga. He retired from the NHL in 2021 after being hired as a goaltending coach by the Belleville Senators.

International Competes in the 2014 World Championship

Justin Peters has been named to Canada’s roster for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. He was one of three goaltenders who had registered for the tournament. Justin Peters, the tournament’s third goaltender, did not compete.

Winter Olympics 2018

Justin Peters has been named to the Canadian National Hockey Team, which will compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Based on the 2015 IIHF World ranking, Canada qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Both Team Canada and Team Czech Republic had a tie game and advanced to the Quarterfinals.

Justin Peters with his teammates after winning the bronze medal in the 2018 Olympics

Later, both countries were defeated in the semi-finals, forcing a bronze medal game, which Team Canada won. As a result, Team Canada won the bronze medal at the Olympics.

Retirement | Justin Peters

The Belleville Senators hired Justin Peters as goalie coach on February 5, 2021. Peters was thinking about retiring, and the offer presented itself as an ideal opportunity for him.

He stated that the COVID epidemic played a significant role in his decision. He had planned to retire after the 2020/21 season, but the games were pushed back due to the pandemic.

Also he was concerned that his hockey career was in jeopardy and wanted to pursue other interests. Furthermore, Peters was aware that his retirement was approaching and was always considering coaching.

Peters expressed his excitement about his new job as a coach. He believes this is an excellent opportunity to share his years of experience and knowledge with the other players.

Peters is currently working for Troy Mann, who coached him when he was playing. Despite his inexperience as a coach, Peters says he is given every opportunity to make decisions, express his opinions, and feel like a full-fledged member of the coaching staff.

Justin Peters | Awards and Achievements

  • Bronze medal at 2018 Winter Olympics
  • AHL All-star game in 2012.
  • AHL Goaltender of the month (November) in 2011.
  • ECHL Goaltender of the month in 2007.
  • CHL Top prospect game in 2003.
  • Bronze medal with Team Ontario in 2003 Under-17 Canada Games.
  • Ranked second best OHL goaltender

Justin Peters and his family

He is married to Kelly Sarah Johnson, his girlfriend. On June 27, 2015, the couple married.

Unfortunately, little is known about the couple, including how their love story began and how long they dated before marrying. However, based on their social media posts, it’s clear that the couple has known each other for a long time and is madly in love.

Justin Peters with his wife, Kelly Sarah Johnson, and twins

Justin isn’t very active on social media, but he always remembers to post pictures of them on their anniversary and birthday. Isn’t that lovely? Aside from that, the couple has twins: Logan Peters and Nora Peters.

Presence on Social Media

Justin Peters only uses  Instagram for social purposes. While his Instagram presence is also quite low, he does post about his life there on occasion.

Justin’s Instagram page is filled with pictures of his twins and wife. This demonstrates Justin’s devotion to his family. He also uses Instagram stories to keep his followers up to date on his daily activities.

Justin also enjoys dogs and has two, Marla and Violet. Apart from family photos, his Instagram feed is filled with pet photos. So, if you want to learn more about Justin Peters’ personal life, make sure to follow him on  Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many games did Justin Peters play before retiring?

Justin Peters played 83 games for the Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, and Arizona Coyotes before retiring.

What are Justin Peters’ NHL statistics?

Justin Peters has made 83 appearances. In that time, he won 25 games and lost 38. He has 2,083 career saves and a 0.901 save percentage.