David Perron

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David Perron
David Perron.jpg
David Perron at the 2008 Blues FanFest
Born (1988-05-28) May 28, 1988 (age 28)
Sherbrooke, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
St. Louis Blues
Edmonton Oilers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2007–present

David Perron (born May 28, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL) with whom he was drafted 26th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has also played for the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks.

Playing career[edit]

Perron was selected in the first round, 26th pick by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He played with the Saint-Jérôme Panthers of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League for 51 games in the 2005–06 season.[1] He then had an excellent rookie season in the QMJHL, leading the Lewiston Maineiacs in scoring with 39 goals and 83 points in 70 games played. The Maineiacs won the President's Cup and participated in the Memorial Cup. On October 2, 2007, it was confirmed that Perron would start the season with the St. Louis Blues after an impressive training camp. His progression was impressive because, less than three years before playing his first NHL game, he was still playing at the Midget B level in his hometown of Fleurimont. On November 3, 2007 Perron scored his first career goal against the Chicago Blackhawks. He played throughout the season and scored his first NHL hat trick on November 10, 2009 against the Vancouver Canucks.

During the summer of 2010, Perron signed a two-year contract worth $4.3 million with the Blues. Perron scored five goals in his first ten games of the 2010–11 season. An injury-shortened 2011–12 NHL season saw Perron score 42 points in 57 games played. On July 5, 2012, Perron signed a four-year, $15.25 million contract with the Blues.[2] Perron was traded to the Edmonton Oilers on July 10, 2013 in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.[3]

On January 2, 2015, Perron was traded by the Oilers to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Rob Klinkhammer and a first-round pick.[4] He made his debut a night later scoring the Penguins lone goal in a 4–1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.[5]

In the 2015–16 season, Perron was unable to continue his earlier success with the Penguins. In line to record his lowest points totals since entering the league with 16 in 43 games, he was traded for a second consecutive season, alongside Adam Clendening to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Carl Hagelin on January 16, 2016.[6]

As a free agent from the Ducks, Perron opted to return to his original club, the St. Louis Blues, in agreeing to a two-year contract on July 1, 2016.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Perron and his wife, Vanessa Perron (née Vandal), have one son, Mason. They share a home in Canada with their two dogs, Jack and Stella, and their calico cat Alice. During the off season, Perron enjoys time at the lake on his boat. He has also contributed to the Athletes for Animals community.

Career statistics[edit]

David Perron during his stint with the Edmonton Oilers

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Saint-Jérôme Panthers QJAHL 51 24 45 69 92
2006–07 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 70 39 44 83 75 17 12 16 28 22l
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 62 13 14 27 38
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 15 35 50 50 4 1 1 2 4
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 20 27 47 60
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 5 2 7 12
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 21 21 42 19 9 1 4 5 10
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 10 15 25 44 6 0 2 2 6
2013–14 Edmonton Oilers NHL 78 28 29 57 90
2014–15 Edmonton Oilers NHL 38 5 14 19 20
2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 12 10 22 42 5 0 1 1 4
2015–16 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 43 4 12 16 28
2015–16 Anaheim Ducks NHL 28 8 12 20 34 7 1 2 3 8
NHL totals 570 141 191 332 446 31 3 10 13 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Perron". hockeydb.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ "David Perron, Blues reach deal". ESPN. July 5, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Oilers acquire forward Perron from St. Louis". The Sports Network. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ Cooper, Josh (January 2, 2015). "David Perron escapes Edmonton in trade to Pittsburgh". Puck Daddy blog. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "3 Impressions: Habs 4, Pens 1". Pittsburgh Penguins. January 3, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Ducks acquire Perron and Clendening from Pittsburgh for Hagelin". Anaheim Ducks. 2016-01-16. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  7. ^ "Perron signs two-year deal with Blues". St. Louis Blues. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ian Cole
St. Louis Blues first round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
Alex Pietrangelo