7 Erik Peterson
7 Erik Peterson
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Year: Sr
Hometown: Shorewood, Minn.
Position: F
Previous Team: Sioux Falls Stampede [USHL]

2009-10: Played in 20 games and missed 15 due to injury … still finished tied for fifth on team in scoring with 15 points … fourth on team in goals with eight, four of which came on the power play … tied for fifth in power play points with six and tied for third in power play goals … scored and had an assist in season-opener at No. 20 Northeastern Oct. 16 … had sixth career multi-goal game with two in win against UConn Oct. 23 … had goals in back-to-back games at Mercyhurst Jan. 23 and at RIT Jan. 29 … assisted on two goals in win at RIT Jan. 30 … had a goal and an assist against Holy Cross Feb. 12 … scored at UConn Feb. 19 … Atlantic Hockey All-Academic.

2008-09: Tied for fifth on the team in points (27), his second straight season with 27 points ... fifth in goals (12) and sixth in assists (15) ... played in 37 games, primarily as a left wing on the second line but also saw time on the first line early in the season ... only game he missed was due to injury ... started slow with only three points in first nine games (one goal, two assists), but began to heat up with two assists in 4-2 win over Canisius Nov. 22 ... scored Bentley’s lone goal, unassisted, in 4-1 loss at No. 10 Northeastern ... credited with game-winning goal in 4-1 win over Holy Cross Dec. 5 ... had a six-game, seven point scoring streak from Jan. 2-Jan. 16 (three goals, four assists) ... two of those goals came in first period of 4-3 win at Canisius Jan. 10 ... named to Atlantic Hockey Weekly Honor Roll Jan. 11 ... scored an empty net goal as Bentley upset Maine 3-1 Jan. 16 ... scored a goal and had an assist in 4-3 win at Sacred Heart Jan. 24 ... had another six-game, seven point scoring streak from Jan. 31-Feb. 20 (three goals, four assists), including game-winning goal at Army Jan. 31 ... had a goal and an assist in 4-1 win at Holy Cross Feb. 6 ... scored a goal in game one and notched an assist in game three of quarterfinals series with Canisius, both Bentley wins.

2007-08: First player in program history to be named the Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year ... named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Rookie team with teammate Joe Calvi ... played in 35 games ... led team with 16 goals and added 11 assists for 27 points, all of which came in Atlantic Hockey contests ... led Falcons with five power play goals ... led Atlantic Hockey freshmen in goal scoring and was sixth overall in the conference ... second-leading freshman scorer in Atlantic Hockey ... scored first collegiate points with a goal and an assist in 4-0 win over Air Force on Oct. 26 ... tallied season-best two assists, including an assist on Marc Menzione’s game-winning goal, on Nov. 3 in 5-1 win at American International ... named AHA Rookie of the Month in November after tallying seven points (2-5-7) ... scored a hat trick to lead Falcons to 6-4 win at Holy Cross on Jan. 11, including a pair of goals 11 seconds apart ... hat trick included first career short-handed goal and first career game-winning goal ... named AHA Rookie of the Week Jan 14 & 28 ... scored two goals each in three straight games from Jan. 25-Feb. 1 ... netted game-tying goals in back-to-back contests, scoring with 13 seconds remaining in regulation on Jan. 26 vs. Mercyhurst and with nine seconds left in the third period on Feb. 1 at Air Force ...  selected as AHA Rookie of the Month in January after scoring eight goals in six games ... named to AHA Honor Roll six times.

Before Bentley: 2006 graduate of Minnetonka High School ... played junior hockey with the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League ... had a scorling line of 7-7-14 in 46 games and was +6 ... earned All-State honors at Minnetonka ... two-time All-Conference selection ... team captain ... led team to state tournament ... also played golf in high school.

Personal: Majoring in management ... age as of Oct. 15: 23 ... sisters Janelle, 25, and Lauren, 18 ... son of Scott and Jeanine Peterson.