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Corey Perry
Corey Perry
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
206 lb (94 kg)
NHL Team Anaheim Ducks
Born May 16 1985 (1985-05-16) (age 31),
New Liskeard, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 28th overall, 2003
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pro Career 2005 – present

Corey Perry (born May 16, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), he captured a Memorial Cup with the London Knights and a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships during his major junior career. He was selected by the Ducks 28th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and won the Stanley Cup with the club in 2007. In 2010, he won the Olympic Gold Medal with Canada at the Vancouver Games. In 2011, Perry won the Hart Trophy as the National Hockey League MVP for the 2010-11 season.

Playing career Edit

Minor hockeyEdit

Perry grew up playing hockey with the Peterborough Minor Petes AAA organization of the OMHA in the Eastern AAA league. In 2001, Perry led his Petes to a victory in the inaugural OHL Cup Bantam AAA championship held in Peterborough.

Junior hockeyEdit

After a standout minor hockey career, Perry was drafted fifth overall into the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) by the London Knights in the 2001 Priority Draft. He immediately produced at a point-per-game pace the Knights, recording 59 points in 60 games in his rookie season. The following year, his NHL draft year, Perry improved to 78 points and was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Perry attended Saunders Secondary School in London as he remained with the Knights for two more seasons and was nearly traded by the Ducks in the NHL season immediately after his draft. It was reported that Perry was to be sent to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Mike Comrie, but the trade never materialized as Oilers' GM Kevin Lowe asked Comrie to repay a portion of his bonus money.[1]

Entering his fourth and final year with the Knights in 2004–05, Perry scored a junior career high 130 points in 60 games. He went on to post an additional 38 points in the post-season to capture the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions, en route to a Memorial Cup championship.

Anaheim DucksEdit

Perry made his debut with the Ducks the following season, in 2005–06, however, he was sent down to the American Hockey League (AHL) early in the year, along with fellow rookie and future linemate Ryan Getzlaf. Perry and Getzlaf combined for 67 points in 36 games with the Portland Pirates and were subsequently called back to the Ducks. Perry finished his rookie season with 25 points in 56 games with Anaheim. In 2006–07, Perry improved to 44 points in a full 82 games, playing with Ryan Getzlaf and Dustin Penner on a combination dubbed the "Kid Line". He went on in the playoffs to win a Stanley Cup championship with the Ducks, recording 15 points in 21 games.

The following year, in 2007–08, Perry increased his totals to 29 goals and 54 points and was named to his first NHL All-Star Game as an injury replacement, along with Scott Niedermayer, to join Chris Pronger and Ryan Getzlaf as four Ducks on the Western Conference squad.[2] In the off-season, on July 1, 2008, Perry signed a five-year contract extension with the Ducks worth $26.625 million – identical to a deal Getzlaf had agreed to the previous off-season.[3] 2008–09 was a breakout year for Perry. He led the Ducks with 32 goals, and finished second on the team with 72 points. He contributed eight goals and six assists during the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs that saw the Ducks advance to Game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals against the rival Detroit Red Wings, who ultimately ended the Ducks season with the Game 7 victory. Perry scored the Ducks second goal of that game.

In 2009–10, Perry had a 19-game point streak going until it was snapped on December 4, 2009, against the Dallas Stars. Perry ended the year with 76 points, which led the team. The following year, in 2010–11, Perry led the league with 50 goals, winning the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy. He reached the feat with a hat trick against the San Jose Sharks on April 6, 2011.[4] With 48 assists, he finished the season 98 points, which ranked third in the league. Perry was also chosen to the 2011 NHL All Star Game, where he won the Shootout Elimination Challenge in the Skills Competition. At the end of the 2011 NHL Season, Perry won the Hart Trophy, winning over finalists Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis, as the MVP of the regular season.

International play Edit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Winter Games
Gold 2010 Vancouver Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2005 Grand Forks Ice hockey

He helped lead Canada to a gold medal in the 2005 IIHF World Juniors, alongside Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron on the first line.
On December 30, 2009, Perry was selected to play for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.[5] On April 16, 2010, Perry was among the first group of 15 players to be named to Team Canada for the 2010 IIHF World Championships.

2010 Winter OlympicsEdit

In Team Canada's first game of the tournament, Perry helped lead Team Canada to an 8-0 victory of Norway by scoring one goal.[6] In the Quarterfinals against Russia, he scored two goals in a 7-3 win. He scored the second goal in the gold medal game against the United States to make the score 2-0 in the second period. They went on to win the game with a score of 3-2 in overtime.

Awards Edit




Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeague GPGAPtsPIM GPGAPtsPIM
2000–01 Peterborough Minor Petes Bantam AAA OMHA 677346119
2001–02 London Knights OHL 6028315956 1223530
2002–03 London Knights OHL 67255378147 1471623 27
2003–04 London Knights OHL 66407311398 157152220
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 31124
2004–05 London Knights OHL 604783130117 1811273846
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 1916183432
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 5613122550 1103316
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 8217274455 21691537
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 70292554108 32138
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 78324072109 13861436
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82274976111
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82504898104 6 2 6 8 4
NHL totals 450168201369537 54182543101
AHL totals 1916183432 311216
OHL totals 253140240380416 59276188123

Family Edit

His younger brother Adam Perry played alongside him on the London Knights' 2005 Memorial Cup-winning team. Adam currently plays for the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. Corey currently lives in London Ontario Canada in the off season and in Newport Coast, CA during the NHL season.

His parents are Geoff, a policeman for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), and Nancy. When he was three years old, Perry was watching a hockey game on television, holding a mini-stick, when he turned to his mother and said, "One day I'm going to play for you on TV, Mom."[7]

Community Edit

Perry continues to be active in the community in London, Ontario. The Corey Perry: A Round for a Cure Golf Tournament has raised over $100'000 for the Wellspring London and Region Cancer Support Centre

Jim McKellar, the assistant general manager of the London Knights when Perry played for them, has said about Corey, "He's a very personable guy who has a great sense of humour. He's also great with the fans. He was always very accommodating and never said no to anything we asked him to participate in. Whether it was a trip to the hospital or an autograph session, Corey was great. He was the ideal ambassador."


At the start of his career, Perry used a blue Easton Stealth for a stick, for gloves he used TPS R8's, for a helmet he used a Bauer 8500, and for skates he used Bauer Vapor XXXX's. For the 2009-2010 season, Perry used Easton Stealth S17 stick, Easton Pro gloves, Bauer Vapor X60 skates, and a Bauer 8500 helmet.

References Edit

  1. "Oilers' Comrie must pay for trade", CBC Sports, 2003-12-11. Retrieved on 2008-04-09. 
  2. Stephens, Eric. "Ducks' Niedermayer, Perry added to All-Star Game", LA Times, 2008-01-23. Retrieved on 2008-12-29. 
  3. "Ducks sign Corey Perry to extension", The Star, 2008-07-02. Retrieved on 2008-12-29. 
  4. "Perry reaches 50-goal mark with hat trick", National Hockey League, 2011-04-06. Retrieved on 2011-04-06. 
  5. Canadian Olympic Hockey Team: 2010 Roster Released. Huntington Post. Retrieved on 2009-12-30.
  6. Zupke, Curtis. "Getzlaf, Perry score in Canada’s 8-0 victory", Orange County Register, 2010-02-16. Retrieved on 2010-02-16. 

External links Edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Getzlaf
Anaheim Mighty Ducks first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Ladislav Smid
Preceded by
Henrik Sedin
Hart Memorial Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Evgeni Malkin
Preceded by
Sidney Crosby & Steven Stamkos
Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy winner
Succeeded by
Steven Stamkos

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