Jeffrey Petry (/ˈpiːtriː/ PEE-tree; born December 9, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round, 45th overall, at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, playing for the organization from 2010 until his trade to Montreal in 2015.

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Petry spent three years playing varsity hockey at St. Mary's Preparatory, in nearby Orchard Lake Village. 

He left prior to his senior season in November 2005 to play for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League (USHL), a member of the team's 2006 Tier 1 National Championship-winning team.

Petry was then drafted by the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL in the second round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, 45th overall. 

Canadiens trade Jeff Petry, Ryan Poehling to Pittsburgh Penguins

Defenceman Jeff Petry got his wish Saturday afternoon when Canadiens GM Kent Hughes traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with forward Ryan Poehling.

Defenceman Jeff Petry got his wish Saturday afternoon when Canadiens GM Kent Hughes traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with forward Ryan Poehling.

Petry asked to be traded last season for family reasons. His wife, Julie, was upset with the COVID-19 restrictions in Quebec and returned to the family home in Michigan with their three sons while pregnant with a fourth boy, who was born last Monday. That left Petry alone in Montreal much of last season, missing his family.

he 28-year-old Matheson, who grew up in Pointe-Claire on Montreal’s West Island, is six years younger than Petry and also earns less money, which will give Hughes some wiggle room with the NHL salary cap.