Éric Perrin

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Éric Perrin
Eric Perrin.jpg
Born (1975-11-01) November 1, 1975 (age 39)
Laval, QC, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Liiga team
Former teams
JYP
Jokerit
Ässät
HPK
Tampa Bay Lightning
SC Bern
Atlanta Thrashers
Avangard Omsk
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1997–present

Éric Perrin (born November 1, 1975 in Laval, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing as Captain of JYP in the Finnish Liiga.

Playing career[edit]

Perrin played college hockey at the University of Vermont, where he played with future Tampa Bay Lightning team mate Martin St. Louis and Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas. and went undrafted by the NHL. After spending several years playing minor league hockey, including a stint in Finland, Perrin was playing for the Hershey Bears when he was called up by the Lightning with 4 games left in the 2003–04 NHL season. He registered one assist in the playoffs on the way to the Lightning winning the Stanley Cup. Perrin is best friend of Lightning winger Martin St. Louis.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Perrin re-signed with the AHL Hershey Bears, where he was named the team's MVP, as well as the Man of the Year for his charitable contributions. The next season, rather than re-sign with the Bears, he elected to go back overseas, and signed with Swiss team SC Bern. During the Playoffs in the Swiss Nationalliga B he played with the EHC Biel. Once the Swiss season ended, he re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and on November 2, 2006, he scored his first NHL goal against the Philadelphia Flyers into an empty net in a 5-2 Lightning victory.[1]

Perrin signed with the Atlanta Thrashers on July 1, 2007.[2] In the 2007–08 NHL season with the Thrashers, he recorded career highs in assists (33) and points (45). He last played for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League and he joined Avangard Omsk of the KHL on September 3, 2009. Perrin was cut from his try-out with the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 5, 2010. In his NHL career he recorded 32 goals and 104 points in 245 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Atlanta Thrashers. He was also a member of the 2004 Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning.

In October 2010 he signed a two-year deal to return with JYP of the SM-liiga.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 University of Vermont ECAC 32 24 21 45 34
1994–95 University of Vermont ECAC 35 28 39 67 38
1995–96 University of Vermont ECAC 38 29 56 85 38
1996–97 University of Vermont ECAC 26 26 33 59 40
1997–98 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 69 12 31 43 34
1997–98 Quebec Rafales IHL 13 2 12 14 4
1998–99 Kansas City Blades IHL 82 24 37 61 71 3 0 0 0 0
1999–00 Kansas City Blades IHL 21 3 15 18 16
2000–01 Jokerit SM-l 6 1 1 2 2
2000–01 Ässät SM-l 43 15 23 38 70
2001–02 Ässät SM-l 45 13 13 26 16
2001–02 HPK SM-l 12 5 10 15 4 8 2 4 6 6
2002–03 JYP SM-l 56 18 28 46 36 7 4 6 10 8
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 71 21 54 75 49
2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 4 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 1 6
2004–05 Hershey Bears AHL 80 24 49 73 46
2005–06 SC Bern NLA 44 13 25 38 28 6 2 4 6 8
2005–06 EHC Biel NLB 11 5 7 12 2
2006–07 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 13 23 36 30 6 1 1 2 2
2007–08 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 81 12 33 45 26
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 78 7 16 23 36
2009–10 Avangard Omsk KHL 55 7 12 19 36 3 1 0 1 16
2010–11 JYP SM-l 50 18 32 50 47 10 4 3 7 6
2011–12 JYP SM-l 58 19 40 59 20 10 4 10 114 6
2012–13 JYP SM-l 59 11 42 53 22 11 1 5 6 2
Liiga totals 329 100 189 289 217 50 15 28 43 28
NHL totals 245 32 72 104 92 18 1 2 3 8
KHL totals 55 7 12 19 36 3 1 0 1 16

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
College
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1993–94
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1994–95
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1995–96
AHCA East First-Team All-American 1995–96
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 1996–97
AHL
First All-Star Team 2003–04
NHL
Stanley Cup 2003–04
Dan Snyder Memorial Award 2007–08
Liiga
Kanada-malja 2011–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lightning 5, Flyers 2". hockeyreference.com. 2010-02-03. Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Thrashers agree to terms with UFA forward Eric Perrin". thrashers.nhl.com. July 1, 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-03. 
  3. ^ "Eric Perrin remains with Champions" (in Finnish). JYP Jyväskylä. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Burke Murphy
ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
1993–94
Succeeded by
Paul DiFrancesco
Preceded by
Martin St. Louis
ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
1995–96
Succeeded by
Todd White