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Fred Perlini
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Nickname(s) None
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Toronto Maple Leafs

St. Catharines Saints
Baltimore Skipjacks
Nottingham Panthers
Fife Flyers
Deeside Dragons
Trafford Metros
Blackburn Blackhawks
Telford Tigers
Streatham Redskins
Lee Valley Lions
Basingstoke Bison
Guildford Flames
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born April 12 1962 (1962-04-12) (age 54),
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 158th overall, 1980
Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro Career 1981 – 1996

Fred Perlini (born April 12 1962 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a former Canadian NHL ice hockey centre. He was chosen 158th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft.


He began playing junior for his home town team Sault Ste. Marie Legion of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association |OMHA]] in 1978 scoring 107 points in just 27 games. He then moved up to the OHL to play for the Toronto Marlboros where he played for 3 years accumulating more than 200 points in just 170 games. It was in 1981 that he made history scoring a hat-trick for the Toronto Marlboros one afternoon and going on to play for and score for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL the same day.

NHL careerEdit

Perlini only made eight appearances in the NHL, he scored two goals in this time and added three assists. All the games were for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He took part in 6 Maple Leafs training camps as well as one with the Pittsburgh Penguins and one with the New York Rangers.

Minor-pro careerEdit

Perlini played for four years in the AHL for the St. Catharines Saints and Baltimore Skipjacks where he notched up an impressive 140 points.

In 1986 Perlini moved to the United Kingdom to play for the Nottingham Panthers of the BHL where he spent just one season scoring an incredible 171 points in just 35 games. He continued in this rich goal-scoring form with 2 more consecutive 170 point seasons for the Fife Flyers and Deeside Dragons scoring 103 goals in each of those seasons. He went on to play 7 more seasons in the British leagues for Trafford Metros, Blackburn Hawks, Streatham Redskins, Basingstoke Beavers, Lee Valley Lions and finally playing 3 seasons for the Guildford Flames. Perlini scored more than 1400 points in British league games.

During the 2000–2001 season, his #11 shirt was retired to the rafters by the Guildford Flames for outstanding contribution to Guildford Ice Hockey while playing as well as contributions off the ice to the community and junior programs.

Non-playing careerEdit

After finishing his career in Guildford in 1996, Fred was appointed as Head of Junior Hockey, where he remained until September 2007 when he and his family returned home to Canada. In that time he coached the Guildford U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s and U19s to Southern Division Titles on various occasions.

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