Francis Perron

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Francis Perron
Francis Perron (cropped).jpg
Perron with the San Jose Barracuda in 2019
Born (1996-04-18) April 18, 1996 (age 23)
Laval, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 178 lb (81 kg; 12 st 10 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Vancouver Canucks
Utica Comets (AHL)
NHL Draft 190th overall, 2014
Ottawa Senators
Playing career 2016–present

Francis Perron (born April 18, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing with the Utica Comets in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Perron was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the seventh round, 190th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Perron played major junior hockey with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. In his final junior season in 2015–16, Perron led the Huskies as team captain with 41 goals and 108 points in just 62 regular-season games. He was signed prior to the playoffs to a three-year entry-level contract with his draft club, the Ottawa Senators, on March 15, 2016.[1]

He continued his scoring dominance in the post-season, helping the Huskies claim the QMJHL championship with 33 points in 18 contests to earn the Guy Lafleur Trophy as playoff MVP and the Michel Brière Memorial Trophy as the league's MVP.[2] In completing his junior career as runners-up in the 2016 Memorial Cup, Perron placed third in all-time scoring for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies with 257 points, behind Jerome Tremblay and Mike Ribeiro.

On September 13, 2018, Perron was included in the blockbuster trade that saw himself and Erik Karlsson shipped off to the San Jose Sharks.[3] In the 2018–19 season, Perron was assigned by the Sharks to the AHL, joining the San Jose Barracuda. He recorded a career-high in all offensive categories posting 18 goals, 29 assists for 47 points in 63 games for the Barracuda.

At the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, on June 22, 2019, Perron was traded along with a seventh-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a sixth-round selection and the rights to Tom Pyatt.[4] On July 8, 2019, Perron signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canucks for the 2019–20 season.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2011–12 Saint-Eustache Vikings QMAAA 14 5 13 18 14
2012–13 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 57 7 11 18 28 5 1 1 2 7
2013–14 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 68 16 39 55 32 9 1 7 8 4
2014–15 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 64 29 47 76 39 6 3 4 7 14
2015–16 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 62 41 67 108 38 18 12 21 33 11
2016–17 Binghamton Senators AHL 68 6 20 26 14
2017–18 Belleville Senators AHL 44 4 11 15 26
2018–19 San Jose Barracuda AHL 63 18 29 47 26 3 0 1 1 2
AHL totals 175 28 60 88 66 3 0 1 1 2

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2013 Canada Quebec U17 4th 6 1 2 3 2
Junior totals 6 1 2 3 2

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
QMJHL
First All-Star Team 2016
Michel Brière Memorial Trophy 2016 [2]
Guy Lafleur Trophy 2016
Memorial Cup Most Sportsmanlike Player 2016
AHL
All-Star Game 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators sign forward Francis Perron to entry-level contract". Ottawa Senators. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Ottawa Senators prospect Francis Perron reminds many of Mike Hoffman". Ottawa Sun. May 17, 2016. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sharks Acquire Two-Time Norris Trophy-Winning Erik Karlsson from Senators". September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Canucks acquire Francis Perron from the Sharks". Vancouver Canucks. June 22, 2019. Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  5. ^ "Canucks sign Francis Perron". Vancouver Canucks. July 8, 2019. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

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