Éric Perrin (born November 1, 1975) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey centre that last played for JYP Jyväskylä in the Finnish Liiga. As of December 2017, he is the highest scoring foreign player in the history of Liiga.
November 1, 1975|
Laval, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
Tampa Bay Lightning
Perrin played college hockey at the University of Vermont, where he played with future Tampa Bay Lightning team mate Martin St. Louis and Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas. and went undrafted by the NHL. After spending several years playing minor league hockey, including a stint in Finland, Perrin was playing for the Hershey Bears when he was called up by the Lightning with 4 games left in the 2003–04 NHL season. He registered one assist in the playoffs on the way to the Lightning winning the Stanley Cup. Perrin is best friend of Lightning winger Martin St. Louis.
During the 2004–05 NHL lock-out, Perrin re-signed with the AHL Hershey Bears, where he was named the team's MVP, as well as the Man of the Year for his charitable contributions. The next season, rather than re-sign with the Bears, he elected to go back overseas, and signed with Swiss team SC Bern. During the Playoffs in the Swiss Nationalliga B he played with the EHC Biel. Once the Swiss season ended, he re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and on November 2, 2006, he scored his first NHL goal against the Philadelphia Flyers into an empty net in a 5-2 Lightning victory.
Perrin signed with the Atlanta Thrashers on July 1, 2007. In the 2007–08 NHL season with the Thrashers, he recorded career highs in assists (33) and points (45). He last played for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League and he joined Avangard Omsk of the KHL on September 3, 2009. Perrin was cut from his try-out with the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 5, 2010. In his NHL career he recorded 32 goals and 104 points in 245 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Atlanta Thrashers. He was also a member of the 2004 Stanley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning.
On February 23, 2015, Perrin announced that JYP and he had come to a mutual agreement in which Perrin would leave JYP at the end of the 2014-15 Liiga season. On April 21, 2015, HC TPS announced they had signed Perrin as a free agent to a multi-year contract.
Prior to the 2018–19 season, Perrin continued his longevity in returning to former club, JYP Jyväskylä, on a one-year contract on June 11, 2018. On March 19 JYP lost on the first round of Liiga playoffs and Perrin retired. 
|1993–94||University of Vermont||ECAC||32||24||21||45||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||University of Vermont||ECAC||35||28||39||67||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||University of Vermont||ECAC||38||29||56||85||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||University of Vermont||ECAC||26||26||33||59||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Kansas City Blades||IHL||82||24||37||61||71||3||0||0||0||0|
|1999–00||Kansas City Blades||IHL||21||3||15||18||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||12||0||1||1||6|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||13||23||36||30||6||1||1||2||2|
Awards and honoursEdit
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||1993–94|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1994–95|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||1995–96|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||1995–96|
|All-ECAC Hockey Second Team||1996–97|
|First All-Star Team||2003–04|
|Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay)||2003–04|
|Dan Snyder Memorial Award||2007–08|
|Bronze Medal||2001–02, 2012–13,|
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
- "Lightning 5, Flyers 2". hockeyreference.com. February 3, 2010. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
- "Thrashers agree to terms with UFA forward Eric Perrin". thrashers.nhl.com. July 1, 2007. Retrieved March 3, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Eric Perrin remains with Champions" (in Finnish). JYP Jyväskylä. September 8, 2012. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- "Eric Perrin siirtyy Tepsiin". hc.tps.fi (in Finnish). April 21, 2015. Retrieved April 25, 2015.
- "Eric Perrin returns to JYP" (in Finnish). JYP Jyväskylä. June 11, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year
Martin St. Louis
| ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
| NCAA Ice Hockey Scoring Champion
1995–96 (with Martin St. Louis)