Andrew Peeke

Columbus Blue Jackets

Fantasy Summary

Large-framed defender with emerging physicality and offensive prowess that could land him an NHL second pairing.

Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 17, 1998
Height 6‘2”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 2; Overall: 34


June 2019 – The Notre Dame captain led his team to a Big Ten Championship last season, and showcased his offensive skill by posting 24 points in 40 games. He has the potential to be a two-way defenseman in the NHL, but that is at least two years away. Frank Pellegrini

November 2018 – Peeke has returned to the University of Notre Dame for his junior season. The defender showed great progress at the Blue Jackets’ development camp. As per development coach Chris Clark “He’s reading the play and reading the rush. He’s not giving the puck carrier time to create anything. He closes them down quick”. It sounds like Peeke may also be closing in on a roster spot with the Blue Jackets next season. The club must first sign him to a contract sooner rather than later. Peeke plays a strong defensive game but has limited offensive upside. His ceiling would be that of a three-four defenseman while his floor is that of a bottom pair defenseman. Frank Pellegrini

February 2018 – Peeke continues to impress, particularly on the defensive end, for third-ranked Notre Dame as they wrap up the regular campaign in anticipation of the Big Ten Tournament. His 49 blocks and plus-14 lead the Irish in both categories. Kevin Wickersham

December 2017 – Peeke was named to the World Junior Championships preliminary roster and will participate in the U.S. National Team’s pre-tournament camp December 15-19 in Columbus. He’ll join 28 other candidates, ten of them defensemen, being considered. He leads the third-ranked (second-ranked in some polls) Irish this campaign with 38 blocked shots to go with a plus-12, one goal, and seven assists. Kevin Wickersham 

October 2017 – Leading the Irish in blocked shots, nearly doubling his closest teammate with 16 after six contests, Peeke again has assumed a large role on Notre Dame’s blue line. Sporting a plus-four that also tops the squad, Peeke’s offensive production has seen a slight increase as well over last year, totalling three assists in six games and averaging slightly more than two shots per contest. Kevin Wickersham 

August 2017 – Peeke skated in two contests for Team USA at the recent World Junior Summer Showcase including a 7-5 victory in the tournament finale against fellow Blue Jacket prospect Pierre-Luc Dubois’ Team Canada. In all, Peeke fired four shots-on-goal without registering a point. Kevin Wickersham

July 2017 – Entering his sophomore year at Notre Dame, 19-year-old Peeke is a cerebral and imposing yet mobile, defense-oriented blueliner with ample offensive promise. His heavy, accurate shot progressed during year one of NCAA play, forming a potentially dangerous combination with Peeke’s smooth skating, stealthy puck control and crisp passing. Accomplished at stealing the puck and quickly moving it out of the zone, he uses his stick well to deter and frustrate opponents. Somewhat physical, but given his size one might expect more. To be fair, he did display an increasingly grittier game as 2016-17 wore on. Peeke earned 2017 Hockey East All-Rookie Team honors after leading the conference with 95 blocked shots (third-best in the NCAA). He added four goals and 10 assists in 40 contests on the Irish’s path to the Frozen Four. Peeke’s prior scoring totals are a bit more impressive, tallying 30 points in 56 games for 2015-16 USHL Green Bay including a role on the man-advantage. Kevin Wickersham


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Selects Hockey Academy 16U USPHL 16U 28 1 9 10 16 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Team Red USA-S15 5 0 0 0 - |          
 2014-2015 Team Royal USA-S16 5 0 2 2 - |          
  Selects Hockey Academy 18U USPHL 18U 28 8 12 20 8 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
 2015-2016 Team Forest USA-S17 5 1 3 4 0 |          
  Green Bay Gamblers USHL 56 4 26 30 30 | Playoffs 4 1 1 2
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 4 |          
  USA U19 WJAC-19 5 1 1 2 2 |          
 2016-2017 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 40 4 10 14 16 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 39 5 9 14 22 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 1 2 2 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of Notre Dame NCAA 40 3 21 24 24 |          
 2019-2020 Cleveland Monsters AHL - - - - - |