|Assets:||Has impressive size and physical intimidation qualities. Is aggressive and always willing to mix it up with opponents. Also boasts stay-at-home ability and pugilistic qualities.|
|Flaws:||Can make bad mistakes with the puck in his own end. Needs to improve his footwork in order to log more minutes in the NHL. Isn't much of a scoring threat at all.|
|Career Potential:||Physical depth defenseman with a little upside.|
|6/30/2014||Chicago Blackhawks did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|9/25/2013||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|7/19/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one-year contract.|
|7/02/2013||Edmonton Oilers did not tender a qualifying offer.|
|4/27/2013||Missed the last 6 regular season games (illness).|
|3/08/2013||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|2/21/2013||Missed 15 games (hip flexor).|
|2/19/2013||Recalled from Oklahoma City (AHL).|
|2/05/2013||Loaned to Oklahoma City (AHL) for conditioning.|
|1/26/2013||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|1/19/2013||Hip flexor, injured reserve.|
|11/06/2012||Signed by the San Francisco Bulls (ECHL).|
|7/16/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|6/25/2012||Edmonton Oilers tendered a qualifying offer.|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 6 regular season games (concussion).|
|3/06/2012||Missed 15 games (facial injury).|
|2/08/2012||Facial injury, injured reserve.|
|2/04/2012||Facial injury, day-to-day.|
|7/04/2011||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|3/19/2011||Missed 8 games (concussion).|
|11/09/2010||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|10/26/2010||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|10/23/2010||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|7/15/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a one-year contract.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 10 regular season games (shoulder injury).|
|3/22/2010||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2010||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|11/04/2009||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/23/2009||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|9/29/2009||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|3/11/2009||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|2/28/2009||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|2/13/2009||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|2/09/2009||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|2/06/2009||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|11/08/2008||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|11/06/2008||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/24/2008||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/23/2008||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/07/2008||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|3/08/2008||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|3/06/2008||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|9/16/2007||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|5/11/2007||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/18/2006||Assigned to Owen Sound (OHL).|
|7/19/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|6/24/2006||Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 3rd round (75th overall) in 2006.|
Blackhawks do not qualify five players | 07/01/2014 12:05 PM
NewsThe Chicago Blackhawks did not qualify five players including Theo Peckham.
Tracey Myers on Twitter
ImpactPeckham played 45 games with Rockford in 2013-14 but had spent a lot of time on the blueline for the Edmonton Oilers. Terry Broadhurst, Byron Froese, David Gilbert and Philippe Lefebvre also were not qualified.
Chicago waives Peckham and Winchester | 09/25/2013 9:09 AM
NewsTheo Peckham was placed on waivers by Chicago on Tuesday, according to Renaud Lavoie.
ImpactThe Blackhawks also waived Brad Winchester. They will probably be bound for the minors if they clear.
Writer: D Theo Peckham makes expensive error | 08/04/2013 10:22 AM
NewsIf it's true as RDS commentator Ren Lavoie tweets that Theo Peckham signed a two-way deal with the Chicago Blackhawks ($575,000 in the NHL), that is a $500,000 big gulp for the one-time Edmonton Oilers defenseman, writes The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson.
ImpactPeckham made $1.075 million the past two seasons with the Oilers but last year the Oilers were so annoyed with Peckham for showing up at camp after the lockout not in the shape they wanted (they'd likely have been thrilled to have had him about 225 pounds, not 240 0r more no matter how much muscle was there), they traded for Dallas D-man Mark Fistric. Peckham has had issues with his calorie intake in the summer months, but he was a solid, workman when he played. Last year, the Oilers basically wrote him off however, dressing him for only four games even after he got into fighting trim through extra work. They didn't offer him a new contract and the Stanley Cup champion Hawks grabbed him but for barely more than the NHL minimum. He's likely lucky somebody signed him. This is not a good time to be unemployed with the salary cap coming down to $64.3 million.
Theo Peckham's deal with Hawks worth $575K | 08/02/2013 10:32 AM
NewsTheo Peckham's one-year contract with the Blackhawks is worth $575,000, according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactPeckham's deal is also a two-way contract and there's a good chance he'll bounce between the NHL and AHL next season with Chicago. Peckham has 17 points and 388 penalty minutes in 160 career games.
Chicago agrees to terms with Theo Peckham | 07/19/2013 11:06 PM
NewsTheo Peckham signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.
ImpactThe Edmonton Oilers decided against giving Peckham a qualifying offer, which made him an unrestricted free agent this summer. He only played in four NHL games last season, but has 17 points and 388 penalty minutes in 160 career contests.
Peckham disappointed by team moving on | 07/03/2013 10:46 AM
NewsTheo Peckham was disappointed to find out that the team wouldn't present him with a qualifying offer.
ImpactPeckham only played in four games with the Oilers last season after reporting into training camp out of shape. "It's definitely tough. When I came into camp, I didn't think I was that out of shape," he said. "I was 245 (pounds) and my bike testing was the same as last year - some numbers were actually better - so was really confused in that sense, but that was the hole I dug. I guess they decided to move on without me." He's now eligible to test the unrestricted free agent waters.
Theo Peckham will hit free agent market | 07/02/2013 7:56 PM
NewsEdmonton didn't give Theo Peckham a qualifying offer, so he'll be eligible for unrestricted free agency on Friday.
ImpactHe played in just four games for the Oilers during the lockout-shortened season and spent a fair amount of the year as a depth defender. Peckham fell out of favor the team's brass by showing up out of shape and being hurt at training camp.
| 03/09/2013 2:26 AM
NewsTheo Peckham returned to action on Friday March 8.
Theo Peckham sick, won't play Tuesday night | 03/05/2013 6:55 PM
NewsTheo Peckham has an illness and will not play Tuesday night.
Oilers on Twitter
ImpactPeckham has played in just three NHL games this season and was sent down to the AHL for a two-conditioning stint in February. He'll be replaced in the lineup Tuesday by Corey Potter.
Theo Peckham returns after conditioning stint | 02/21/2013 9:40 AM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have recalled defenseman Theo Peckham after a two-week conditioning stint with the AHL Barons.
ImpactPeckham came to training camp in less than perfect shape after suffering a going injury just before camp. He did not think the lockout would end in mid-January. "I brought this on myself," Peckham said. "I don't think I'll have to worry about another lockout. What's the CBA? Another eight years. I'll be gone by then. I've got my weight down and it's up to them when I get a chance." Peckham contributes in the penalty minute category and had 29 penalty minutes in four games with Oklahoma City. He is a depth defenseman at this time and will be in the press box Thursday.
Oilers take Theo Peckham off injured list | 01/29/2013 3:09 PM
NewsThe Oilers removed Theo Peckham (hip) from the injured list and added him to the active roster.
Dan Tencer on Twitter
ImpactPeckham has been practicing with the team after aggravating his hip flexor injury at the start of training camp. He takes Ben Eager's (concussion) place on the roster, but is nothing more than a depth defenseman at this point.
Theo Peckham practicing but not playing | 01/29/2013 10:40 AM
NewsTheo Peckham (hip flexor) continues to practice but is not ready for game action.
ImpactPeckham aggravated his hip flexor injury at the start of training camp and is still not ready to go. He is now a depth defenseman with the Oilers but can be counted on for penalty minutes when he gets into the lineup.
Theo Peckham is doubtful for Sunday's game | 01/18/2013 11:35 AM
NewsTheo Peckham (hip flexor) hasn't been cleared for the Oilers' season opener.
ImpactPeckham isn't expected to be available on Sunday at this point. He might end up being sent to the AHL on a conditioning stint.
Theo Peckham aggravates hip flexor | 01/14/2013 5:55 PM
NewsTheo Peckham has aggravated a hip flexor injury and has been pulled from the Oilers' training camp roster.
ImpactPeckham's odds of sticking with Edmonton faded when the team acquired Mark Fistric from Dallas on Monday, but the injury certainly didn't help his cause either. The physical defenseman picked up 80 penalty minutes and 94 hits in 54 games with the Oilers last season.
|Penalty Minutes||198||2010-11 (Edm)|
|Plus/Minus||0||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Edm)|
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