Peter Puck returns to television
long 28-year hiatus, Peter Puck is returning to television. Leafs TV announced
Monday that Peter Puck, the beloved 1970s hockey puck icon, will return to
television starting December 20 as part of Leafs TV’s Maple Leafs game
scrappy animated character was first introduced to audiences in the 1970’s when
NBC officials created it to use during their Game of the Week hockey broadcasts
to help teach Americans about hockey. It quickly became recognized as a popular
intermission personality featured on televised NHL games. The Peter Puck
features also aired on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada in the late 1970’s.
Puck is a part of hockey’s cultural heritage,” said Chris Hebb, senior
vice-president of broadcast and content for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
“Now the thousands of hockey fans who grew up watching Peter Puck can
relive cherished childhood memories of the past, and also introduce their own
children to this beloved character.”
will broadcast 11 segments of the original footage as follows:
December 20 – Leafs at
Bay, 7:30 p.m.
December 27 – Leafs at
January 3 – Leafs at
January 9 – Leafs at
January 10 – Leafs at
January 17 – Leafs at
January 20 – Leafs at
January 24 – Leafs at
January 31 – Leafs at
February 14 – Leafs vs.
Islanders, 7:30 p.m.
February 21 – Leafs vs.
times are listed in Eastern Standard Time