Perry Anderson (ice hockey)

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Perry Anderson
Born (1961-10-14) October 14, 1961 (age 53)
Barrie, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for OMJHL/OHL
 Kingston Canadians
OHL
 Brantford Alexanders
CHL
 Salt Lake Golden Eagles
 Montana Magic
NHL

 St. Louis Blues
 New Jersey Devils
 San Jose Sharks
AHL

 Maine Mariners
 Utica Devils
IHL
 San Diego Gulls
NHL Draft 117th overall, 1980
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1981–1994

Perry Lynn "Wheels" Anderson (born October 14, 1961 in Barrie, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the St. Louis Blues, New Jersey Devils and San Jose Sharks of the NHL. Anderson was drafted by the St. Louis Blues with the 117th overall pick in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior Hockey[edit]

Anderson played with the Alliston Hornets of the OHA-C in the 1977-78 season, earning 60 points in 45 games, as he was drafted by the Kingston Canadians of the OMJHL.

He joined the Canadians as a 17 year old in the 1978-79 season, where as a rookie, Anderson had 19 points in 61 games, followed by three points in five playoff games. Anderson improved his numbers in the 1979-80 season, as he scored 17 goals and 33 points in 63 games with Kingston. He was held pointless in three playoff games.

Anderson began the 1980-81 season with Kingston, earning 22 points in 38 games, along with 118 PIM, before being traded to the Brantford Alexanders. In 31 games with Brantford, Anderson had 35 points. In the playoffs, Anderson had four goals and six points in six games.

Professional career[edit]

St. Louis Blues[edit]

Anderson was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the sixth round, 117th overall, in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. The Blues had Anderson begin the 1981-82 season with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the CHL, where he recorded 32 goals and 64 points in 72 games, as well as 117 PIM. Anderson appeared in two playoff games with the Golden Eagles, scoring a goal. Anderson also had his first taste of the NHL in 1981-82, as he appeared in five games with the Blues, scoring a goal and two assists. Anderson then suited up for ten playoff games with St. Louis, scoring two goals.

Anderson spent the majority of the 1982-83 season with Sale Lake, earning 42 points in 57 games, along with 140 PIM, however, he was once again called up to St. Louis, where in 18 games, Anderson had five goals and seven points.

In the 1983-84 season, Anderson played in eight games with the Montana Magic of the CHL, where he had 10 points in eight games. He spent most of the season with St. Louis, where Anderson played in 50 games, earning 12 points, while accumulating 195 PIM. He was held pointless in nine playoff games, as he had 27 PIM.

Anderson spent the entire 1984-85 season with the Blues, earning 18 points in a career high 71 games. He appeared in three playoff games, as he was held pointless.

On August 29, 1985, the Blues traded Anderson to the New Jersey Devils for Rick Meagher and the Devils twelfth round draft pick in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft.

New Jersey Devils[edit]

Anderson would score a career high 19 points with the Devils in the 1985-86 season in 51 games, as he had seven goals and twelve assists, however, the Devils did not advance to the playoffs.

He would match his career high 19 points in 1986-87, as he had a career best ten goals for New Jersey in 57 games. The Devils would once again fail to make the playoffs. Anderson also had a stint with the Maine Mariners of the AHL, earning nine points in nine games.

In 1987-88, Anderson saw his production drop, as he had only ten points in 60 games, his lowest point total since the 1982-83 season. Anderson also saw his penalty minutes jump, as he had a career high 222. In the playoffs, Anderson had no points in ten games, while recording a Devils playoff record 113 penalty minutes.

He ran into some injury problems in the 1988-89 season, as Anderson dressed for only 39 games with New Jersey, earning nine points, as well as 128 PIM.

Anderson spent the entire 1989-90 season with the Utica Devils of the AHL, where he scored 13 goals and 30 points in 71 games. Most of the 1990-91 season was spent in Utica once again, as Anderson had 19 goals and 33 points in 68 games, as well as 245 PIM. Anderson did spend a part of the season in New Jersey, where he appeared in only one regular season game, going pointless, before earning an assist in four playoff games with the Devils.

On July 8, 1991, Anderson left the Devils as a free agent, as he signed with the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose Sharks[edit]

Anderson once again had a regular spot in the NHL, as he appeared in 48 games with the expansion team San Jose Sharks, earning 12 points while posting 143 PIM. It would be Anderson's only season in San Jose.

Minor Leagues[edit]

Anderson signed with the San Diego Gulls of the IHL for the 1992-93 season, where he had 21 points in 51 games before going pointless in five playoff games.

Anderson finished his career with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the IHL in 1993-94, where he appeared in only two games, going pointless, while having 21 PIM. He retired from hockey following the season.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1978–79 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 61 6 13 19 85 5 2 1 3 6
1979–80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 63 17 16 33 52 3 0 0 0 6
1980–81 Kingston Canadians OHL 38 9 13 22 118 - - - - -
1980–81 Brantford Alexanders OHL 31 8 27 35 43 6 4 2 6 15
1981–82 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 71 32 32 64 117 2 1 0 1 2
1981–82 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 1 2 3 0 10 2 0 2 4
1982–83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 57 23 19 42 140 - - - - -
1982–83 St. Louis Blues NHL 18 5 2 7 14 - - - - -
1983–84 Montana Magic AHL 8 7 3 10 34
1983–84 St. Louis Blues NHL 50 7 5 12 195 9 0 0 0 27
1984–85 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 9 9 18 146 3 0 0 0 7
1985–86 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 7 12 19 91
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 9 5 4 9 42 - - - - -
1986–87 New Jersey Devils NHL 57 10 9 19 107
1987–88 New Jersey Devils NHL 60 4 6 10 222 10 0 0 0 113
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 39 3 6 9 128 - - - - -
1989–90 Utica Devils AHL 71 13 17 30 128 5 0 0 0 24
1990-91 Utica Devils AHL 68 19 14 33 245
1990–91 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 5 4 0 1 1 10
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 4 8 12 143 - - - - -
1992–93 San Diego Gulls IHL 51 8 13 21 217 5 0 0 0 14
1993-94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 2 0 0 0 21 - - - - -
OMJHL\OHL totals 193 40 69 109 298 14 6 3 9 27
CHL totals 136 62 54 116 291 2 1 0 1 2
IHL totals 53 8 13 21 238 5 0 0 0 14
AHL totals 148 37 35 72 415 5 0 0 0 24
NHL totals 400 50 59 109 1051 36 2 1 3 161

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