The individual scoring records of the Ontario Hockey League’s Peterborough Petes are respectable, yet still beatable. Many teams in the OHL had their individual offensive records obliterated in the 1980’s and put to levels that are far out of reach of today’s game.
Scott Tottle holds the team record for most goals in a single season with 63, set in 1983-84. It was Scott’s second of three seasons in the OHL, all with Peterborough. He totaled 110 points that season and was named the Bobby Smith Trophy recipient as the OHL’s Scholastic Player of the Year.
The following season, Tottle’s goal total dropped to 55 in six less games played but his point total rose to 126, good for sixth in the league, tied with Mike Millar of the Hamilton Steelhawks. Scott was drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the third round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, 50th overall. He played one year of professional hockey after the OHL, 1985-86 with the Fredericton Express of the American Hockey League.
Mark Teevens holds the Peterborough Petes single season record for most assists with 90 in 1984-85. It was his third of four seasons in the OHL and his 133 total points that season placed him fifth in the league.
Teevens was taken in the fourth round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 64th overall. After three years in the North American minors, Mark began a career in Germany that lasted until his death in 1998. In his first year in Germany, he produced 106 goals and 193 points in just 56 games in the tier 3 Oberliga. Teevens died of a Pulmonary Embolism while on injured reserve, recovering from pneumonia.
Mike Harding holds the team record for most points in a single season with 136 in 1992-93. Harding added 39 more in the playoffs as the Petes captured the Robertson Cup. He played four seasons in the OHL from 1990-91 to 1993-94, all with Peterborough until midway through his final season when he was traded to the Detroit Junior Red Wings. He played two years of university hockey with the University of Prince Edward Island but never played in the pros.
Jamie Langenbrunner’s 91 points in his first year with Peterborough remains the team record for most points by a rookie. Langenbrunner played two years with Peterborough, 1993-94 and 1994-95. He was taken by the Dallas Stars in the second round of the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, 35th overall. Still active in the NHL, at the end of the 2010-11 season, Jamie had put in 1035 regular season games with Dallas and the New Jersey Devils. He has won a Stanley Cup with each team. Langenbrunner will start the 2011-12 season with the St. Louis Blues.
In 1983-84, Shawn Evans set the team mark for most points by a defenseman in a single season with 109. Despite having 27 less points, the Max Kaminsky Trophy for the league’s best defenseman went to Brad Shaw of the Ottawa 67’s that season. Evans played three seasons in the OHL from 1982-83 to 1984-85, totaling a very impressive 256 points in 191 games from the blue line.
Shawn was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, 24th overall. He played in just nine games in the NHL, seven with the St. Louis Blues in 1985-86 and two more with the New York Islanders in 1989-90. Evans played a long career in the IHL and AHL that lasted until the end of the 1998-99 season.