David Perron (born May 28, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the St. Louis Blues. He was drafted 26th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Blues. He has also played for the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks and Vegas Golden Knights. Perron won the Stanley Cup in 2019 with the Blues.
Perron with the Golden Knights in 2018
May 28, 1988|
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
St. Louis Blues|
Vegas Golden Knights
26th overall, 2007|
St. Louis Blues
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. 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. He sustained a concussion on November 4, 2010, after taking an elbow to the temple from the San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton, and missed 13 months to recover. An injury-shortened 2011–12 NHL season saw Perron score 42 points in 57 games played. That post-season he scored the series winning goal of the Blues' first round matchup against the San Jose Sharks by deflecting Alex Pietrangelo's shot into the net breaking a 1-1 tie with 8 minutes remaining in game 5 on April 21, 2012. On July 5, 2012, Perron signed a four-year, $15.25 million contract with the Blues. Perron was traded to the Edmonton Oilers on July 10, 2013 in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.
On January 2, 2015, Perron was traded by the Oilers to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Rob Klinkhammer and a first-round pick. He made his debut a night later, scoring the Penguins lone goal in a 4–1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.
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.
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. In the 2016–17 season, Perron recorded his third career hat trick on October 23, 2016. He also rebounded offensively to score 18 goals and 46 points in appearing in every game with the Blues.
On June 21, 2017, Perron's stint with the Blues was cut short as he was left exposed and selected by the Vegas Golden Knights at the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft. On July 1, 2018, Perron signed a four-year contract with the Blues for his third stint with the team.
Perron won the 2019 Stanley Cup Final with the Blues, St. Louis' first Stanley Cup in their 52-year franchise history.
The family resides in Chesterfield, Missouri 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 as an ambassador to the Athletes for Animals Foundation.
|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|
|2016–17||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||18||28||46||54||11||0||1||1||8|
|2017–18||Vegas Golden Knights||NHL||70||16||50||66||50||15||1||8||9||10|
|2018–19||St. Louis Blues||NHL||57||23||23||46||46||26||7||9||16||16|
Awards and honoursEdit
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
- "David Perron". hockeydb.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
- "Blues ride big 1st period to 6-1 win over Canucks". bc.ctvnews.ca. November 10, 2009. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- "Blues' David Perron set to return from concussion sustained in November 2010". NHL.com. December 2, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "David Perron, Blues reach deal". ESPN. July 5, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2012.
- "Oilers acquire forward Perron from St. Louis". The Sports Network. July 10, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013.[dead link]
- Cooper, Josh (January 2, 2015). "David Perron escapes Edmonton in trade to Pittsburgh". Puck Daddy blog. Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
- "3 Impressions: Habs 4, Pens 1". Pittsburgh Penguins. January 3, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
- "Ducks acquire Perron and Clendening from Pittsburgh for Hagelin". Anaheim Ducks. January 16, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
- "Perron signs two-year deal with Blues". St. Louis Blues. July 1, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- Pinkert, Chris (October 23, 2016). "Perron nets hat trick in Calgary". NHL.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- "Blues lose Perron to Vegas in expansion draft". Stltoday. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
- "Blues sign Perron to four-year deal". NHL.com. July 1, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2018.
- Korac, Louie (September 25, 2016). "David Perron back to where it all began". NHL.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- McIlwaine, Taylor (May 15, 2017). "Hockey Wives: How the Women Celebrated Mother's Day". wnetwork.com. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- "Vanessa Vandal". wnetwork.com. March 16, 2017. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- "David Perron". athletesforanimals.org. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- Pinkert, Chris (November 10, 2013). "Backes Launches Athletes for Animals". NHL.com. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
- "Blues win cup for first time, defeat Bruins in Game 7 of final". National Hockey League. June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
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|Awards and achievements|
| St. Louis Blues first round draft pick