Peters will play in the AHL playoffs after being acquired by the Calgary Flames on Friday from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
He joins a Flames team that is currently battling for a playoff spot.
Flames coach Bob Hartley was asked Friday if Peters would play this year.
Peters said, “No, I’m going to try to play.”
Hartley didn’t specify if Peters was playing with Calgary or the NHL.
Peters will have the Flames next-to-last game in the playoffs on Sunday against the Florida Panthers.
The Flames finished the regular season tied for fifth in the Central Division.
The Flames, who finished 10th in the Western Conference, finished last in the Eastern Conference and will host the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the playoffs.
The 23-year-old Peters will be a key part of a Flames roster that is looking for a boost from its top defenseman.
Flames GM Brad Treliving told reporters he has not had much time to think about the pending free agent signing.
He said he has no expectations for Peters and will try to get him to agree to terms as soon as possible.
Peters was traded to Columbus by the Blue Jackets in the summer of 2013 and has been an effective player.
He is currently tied for fourth in the NHL with 24 points in 61 games.