David Perron

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David Perron
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Perron during his time with the Oilers on September 27, 2014
Born (1988-05-28) May 28, 1988 (age 31)
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
Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
Edmonton Oilers
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2007–present

David Perron (born May 28, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He currently plays for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Vegas Golden Knights, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and Edmonton Oilers.

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Before playing in the NHL, Perron played 1 season with the St-Jérôme Panthers of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League (QJAHL) and 1 season with the Lewiston Maineiacs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). During his time with the Maineiacs, he was the leading scorer and scored 39 goals and 83 points. The team was able to win the President's Cup and also competed in the Memorial Cup. He was drafted 26th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

On October 2, 2007, the Blues decided to add Perron to the roster after he had an impressive training camp.[2] On November 3, 2007, he scored his first NHL goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-2 loss.[3] On July 21, 2010, the Blues re-signed Perron to a two-year $4.3 million contract.[4] He only played 57 games during the 2011–12 NHL season because of an injury. On July 5, 2012, he signed a four-year, $15.25 million contract with the Blues.[5]

On July 10, 2013, the Blues traded Perron to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Magnus Pääjärvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.[6] He played 116 games in 2 seasons with Oilers.

On January 2, 2015, the Oilers traded Perron to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a first-round pick.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Blues Select Eller, Cole and Perron in First Round". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved 2015-10-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Perron to Start Season on Blues Roster". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved 2015-10-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Blackhawks 3, Blues 2". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved 2015-10-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Blues Re-Sign David Perron". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved 2015-10-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "Perron Signs 4-Year Deal with the Blues". St. Louis Blues. Retrieved 2015-10-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. "Oilers Acquire Left Wing David Perron". Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved 2015-10-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. "Penguins Acquire Forward David Perron from the Edmonton Oilers in Exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 First-Round Draft Pick". Pittsburgh Penguins. Retrieved 2015-10-9. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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