Mike "Loose" Peluso (born September 2, 1974) is an American born hockey player from Bismarck, ND. The former professional ice hockey right winger who played 38 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. Mike Peluso is the first Bismarck native to ever doan a jersey in any of the 4 major pro sports. He was also a 3 time All-Star in the AHL along with representing Team USA at the World Championships in Russia. He is currently the head hockey coach at the high school he once played at Bismarck High. He also holds the ND high school single season scoring record with 99 points in just 23, 15 minute period games. He has guided Bismarck High over the last 8 seasons to a First ever State Title, three runners up finishes and a 3rd-place finish. He is also very active in the Professional fishing ranks. He guided full-time and also owns an ice fish house company. Peluso was raised in Hibbing, Minnesota and Bismarck, North Dakota
Peluso was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 10th round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. He spent most of his career in the minor leagues, although he did see short amounts of time in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers. He retired after the 2003–04 NHL season. He is the younger cousin of Stanley Cup champion Mike Peluso, who also played for Chicago. In 2007, he was inducted into the Bismarck High School Hall of Fame. Mike will also go into the University of Minnesota Duluth Hall of Fame in 2016. He is now the head hockey coach for his old high school, Bismarck High School in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Rookie Team||1994–95|
|All-WCHA Third Team||1995–96|
|All-WCHA Second Team||1996–97|
|All-WCHA Third Team||1997–98|