Brendan Perlini

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Brendan Perlini
Brendan Perlini 1.jpg
Born (1996-04-27) April 27, 1996 (age 21)
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2014
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career 2015–present

Brendan Perlini (born April 27, 1996) is an English-born Canadian ice hockey forward for the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Perlini was selected by the Coyotes in the first round (12th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Born in the United Kingdom, where his father, Fred Perlini, played ice hockey, Perlini grew up there before returning to Canada with his family in 2007. He spent four seasons in the major junior Ontario Hockey League (OHL), and made his NHL debut with the Coyotes in 2016. Internationally Perlini has played for the Canadian national junior team, and won a bronze medal at the 2014 World Under-18 Championship.

Playing career[edit]

Perlini was drafted by the Barrie Colts 16th overall in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection, and began the 2012–13 OHL season with the Colts. After 32 games there, where he recorded one goal and one assist, Perlini was traded to the Niagara IceDogs.[1] During the 2013–14 season he was recognized for his outstanding play when he was chosen to compete in the 2014 CHL Top Prospects Game.[2]

He was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes 12th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. On July 19, 2014, he was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes.[3]

Perlini began the 2016–17 season with the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. After 16 games with the Roadrunners, Perlini was recalled to the Coyotes. At the time Perlini was tied for the AHL lead in goals scored, with 11, and was the AHL Rookie of the Month for November.[4] He made his NHL debut on December 5, 2016 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[5] His first goal came on December 10 against Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Perlini was born in the United Kingdom, while his father, Fred Perlini, was playing ice hockey. His father, who was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft and played eight games for them, had spent the majority of his career in the AHL before continuing in the United Kingdom. After he retired from playing in 1997, Fred took up a coaching position with the Guildford Flames, and returned to Canada with his family in 2007, moving to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.[7] His older brother, Brett, was selected in the 7th round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks and has played in the ECHL.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Barrie Colts OHL 32 1 1 2 4
2012–13 Niagara IceDogs OHL 27 7 3 10 4 5 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Niagara IceDogs OHL 58 34 37 71 36 7 0 1 1 6
2014–15 Niagara IceDogs OHL 43 26 34 60 22 11 7 5 12 7
2014–15 Portland Pirates AHL 4 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Niagara IceDogs OHL 57 25 20 45 28 14 6 3 9 9
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 17 14 5 19 14
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 57 14 7 21 20
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 74 17 13 30 28
NHL totals 131 31 20 51 48
Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Finland

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada WJC18 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 3 1 4 6
2016 Canada WJC 6th 5 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 12 3 1 4 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ BarrieColts.com (2013-01-09). "Colts Send Brendan Perlini to the Niagara IceDogs". BarrieColts.com. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  2. ^ Puchalski, Bernie (2013-12-19). "IceDogs get their man". Niagara Falls Review. Niagara Falls, Ontario. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  3. ^ Arizona Coyotes (2014-07-19). "Coyotes sign Brendan Perlini to Entry-Level deal". NHL.com. Retrieved 2014-07-19. 
  4. ^ Vest, Dave (2016-12-05). "Perlini Has Earned Chance to Play in NHL". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  5. ^ Vest, Dave (2016-12-06). "'Yotes Notes: Perlini Makes NHL Debut". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  6. ^ Vest, Dave (2016-12-11). "'Yotes Notes: Perlini Scores First NHL Goal". NHL.com. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  7. ^ Spiller, Richard (2016-12-08). "NHL new boy Brendan Perlini makes Guildford sporting history". GetSurrey.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 
  8. ^ Ruicci, Peter (2014-06-27). "Sault's Perlini ready to let draft play out". Sault Star. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Retrieved 2017-04-09. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Max Domi
Arizona Coyotes first round draft pick
2014
Succeeded by
Dylan Strome