Dave Peters is a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets and longtime coach, with a wealth of knowledge across multiple aspects of hockey.
Born and raised in Quincy, Mass., he played at Archbishop Williams and with the Boston College junior varsity team. After graduating and working in the textile industry, Peters gravitated to the sport he loved. He started out coaching high school hockey in Weymouth and Quincy before heading to Ohio to form the Kent State Golden Flash Division 1 program under former Boston College star Billy Switaj.
His time at Kent State eventually led him to Providence College (under Mike McShane and Paul Pooley), then to New Hampshire and Dartmouth College, where he was Saugus, Mass., resident Bob Gaudet’s longtime assistant and associate head coach. While at both programs, Peters had a hand in the development of NHLers like forward Fernando Pisani, former Boston Bruins Hal Gill (Bolton, Mass.) and Lee Stempniak, plus defenseman Ben Lovejoy (Concord, N.H.) among others.
He also served as head coach for the NAHL’s Danville Wings, and at South Kent Selects Academy from 2014-17.