Perry Berezan

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Perry Berezan
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Born (1964-12-05) December 5, 1964 (age 49)
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for NHL
Calgary Flames
Minnesota North Stars
San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 55th overall, 1983
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1985–1993

Perry Edmund Berezan (born December 5, 1964) is a former National Hockey League centre. He was drafted in the third round, 55th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft. In his NHL career, Berezan appeared in 378 games. He scored 61 goals and added 75 assists. He also appeared in 31 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring four goals and adding seven assists.

After playing two seasons at the University of North Dakota, Berezan made his NHL debut with the Flames near the end of the 1984–85 season.

Berezan was given credit for the series-clinching goal in the 1986 Smythe Division Finals over the Edmonton Oilers. The goal was actually an own goal put into the net by Edmonton Oilers defenceman Steve Smith after Berezan had already returned to the Flames' bench.[1]

He played with the Flames until March of the 1988–89 season, when he was traded (along with Shane Churla) to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Brian MacLellan and a 4th round pick in 1989 (Robert Reichel).[2]

Berezan joined the San Jose Sharks as a free agent before their inaugural season of 1991–92. He retired, as a Shark, following the 1992–93 season.

Berezan's post-hockey career has been of an investment advisor. He is currently a partner with Wellington West Capital Inc. in their Calgary office.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
 1981-82 St. Albert Saints AJHL 47 16 36 52 47            
 1982-83 St. Albert Saints AJHL 57 37 40 77 110            
 1983-84 North Dakota NCAA 44 28 24 52 29            
 1984-85 North Dakota NCAA 42 23 35 58 32            
1984–85 Calgary Flames NHL 9 3 2 5 5 4 2 1 0 1   4
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 55 12 21 33 19 39 8 1 1 2   6
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 24 5 3 8 4 24 2 0 2 2   7
1987–88 Calgary Flames NHL 29 7 12 19 11 66 8 0 2 2 13
1988–89 Calgary Flames NHL 35 4 4 8 5 21            
 1988-89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 16 1 4 5 1 4 5 1 2 3 4
1989–90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 64 3 12 15 -4 31 5 1 0 1 -2  0
1990–91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 52 11 6 17 -2 30 1 0 0 0 -1  0
 1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 2 0 0 0 2          
1991–92 San Jose Sharks NHL 66 12 7 19 -26 30          
1992–93 San Jose Sharks NHL 28 3 4 7 -18 28          
 1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 9 4 4 8 2 31          
NHL totals 378 61 75 136 -5 277 31 4 7 11 0 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Cardboard and Me: TTM Success: Perry Berezan
  2. ^ Duhatschek, Eric (1989-03-05). "Newest Flame hungers for crown". Calgary Herald. p. F1. 

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