Profile: Peter Ing

Born in Toronto in 1969, Ing played minor hockey for the Toronto Marlboros and Markham Waxers before being drafted by the Windsor Spitfires 25th overall in the second round of the 1986 OHL Draft. 

Ing spent most of 3 OHL seasons in Windsor, where he backstopped the Spitfires to the J. Ross Robertson Cup as the OHL champions in the 1987-88 season. He was later traded to the London Knights in 1989, before starting his pro career.

In 1988, Ing was drafted by his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs in the third round with the 48th overall selection. He was the second player of Chinese descent to be drafted into the NHL, after Mike Wong who was drafted in the 5th round in 1975 by the Detroit Red Wings. 

Peter Ing with the Toronto Maple Leafs

Ing made his NHL debut for the Leafs in the 1989-90 season, appearing in 3 NHL games in addition to playing for both the Leafs’ AHL affiliate and for Team Canada in international competition. In his second pro season, Ing was named the Leafs’ starter for the 1990-91 season, and he played in 56 games, earning a .883 save percentage.

He was named the NHL’s rookie of the month for December 1990 and won the team’s Molson Cup for having the most number of 3-Star honours among his teammates. Ing was traded in 1990 to the Edmonton Oilers as part of the return for future Hall of Fame goalie Grant Fuhr.

Due to a contract dispute, Ing spent most of the 1991-92 season in the AHL with the Cape Breton Oilers, and was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1993. He would go on to spend most of the rest of his career in the minors (International Hockey League) before retiring in 1996.

After retiring, Ing worked in the casino industry, managing casinos in Las Vegas, Indiana, and Niagara Falls. Ing currently leads the consulting firm INGcorporated and the hockey equipment company xHockeyProducts. He is also the chair of the Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni Association.