Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rich Peverley
Rich Peverley was born July 8, 1982 in Guelph, Ontario. The undrafted centreman honed his skills with the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints before making his professional debut in the ECHL.

A well-rounded centreman, Peverley led the Skating Saints in scoring three of his four college seasons and tied for second in the ECAC in scoring in 2003-04. The following year Peverley turned pro and registered 73 points with South Carolina and Reading of the ECHL from 2004-06.

After leading the Milwaukee Admirals in goals (17), assists (28), and points (45) he was signed as a free agent by the Nashville Predators in January 2007. In his first season with the Predators, he would appear in 13 NHL games, including his NHL debut.

After bouncing between the NHL and AHL for a couple of seasons, Peverley was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers, where he would find a home. In 39 games for the Thrashers in 2008-09, Peverley posted 35 points and followed that up with over 20 goals and 50 points the following season.

Peverley made his international debut for Canada at the 2010 World Championships in Germany. He played in all seven games for his homeland and recorded a goal and three assists.

Though still putting up solid offensive numbers in Atlanta during the 2010-11 campaign, Peverley was traded to the Boston Bruins in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline. The deal saw Peverley and teammate Boris Valabik head to Boston in exchange for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart. The move turned out to be a fortuitous one for Peverly as the Bruins would go on to win the Stanley Cup only months later.

After surviving a first round scare from the Montreal Canadiens, the Bruins steamrolled over the Philadelphia Flyers and endured a seven game battle with the Tampa Bay Lightning en route to the Stanley Cup Final where they would take on the powerful Vancouver Canucks.

The Bruins would defeat the Canucks in a classic seven game series, with Peverley contributing 12 points in 25 playoff games.

On July 4, 2013, Peverley was a part of a seven player blockbuster trade between the Boston Bruins and the Dallas Stars. He was shipped to Dallas along with teammate Tyler Seguin and Ryan Button in exchange for Loui Eriksson and three other players.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Kitchener Dutchmen ON-Jr.B
1999-00 Milton Merchants ON-Jr.A
2000-01 St. Lawrence University ECAC 29 2 4 6 4
2001-02 St. Lawrence University ECAC 34 10 21 31 18
2002-03 St. Lawrence University ECAC 34 15 23 38 12
2003-04 St. Lawrence University ECAC 41 17 25 42 34
2004-05 Portland Pirates AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004-05 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 69 30 28 58 72 4 2 2 4 6
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 65 12 34 46 44 +2 21 2 9 11 18
2005-06 Reading Royals ECHL 11 4 11 15 4
2006-07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 66 30 38 68 62 +9 4 1 2 3 8
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 13 0 1 1 0 -1
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 33 5 5 10 8 +4 6 0 2 2 0
2007-08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 45 14 40 54 50 +3 3 1 0 1 0
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 27 2 7 9 15 -3
2008-09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 39 13 22 35 18 +16
2009-10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 22 33 55 36 -14
2009-10 Canada WC-A 7 1 3 4 4 +2
2010-11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 59 14 20 34 35 -16
2010-11 Boston Bruins NHL 23 4 3 7 2 -1 25 4 8 12 17
2011-12 Boston Bruins NHL 57 11 31 42 22 +20 7 3 2 5 4
2012-13 JYP Jyvaskyla Finland 29 9 14 23 47
2012-13 Boston Bruins NHL 47 6 12 18 16 -9 21 2 0 2 12
2013-14 Dallas Stars NHL 62 7 23 30 15 -3
NHL Totals 442 84 157 241 167 59 9 12 21 33


Signed as a free agent by Nashville, January 18, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Atlanta from Nashville, January 10, 2009. Traded to Boston by Atlanta with Boris Valabik for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart, February 18, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Jyvaskyla (Finland), September 24, 2012. Traded to Dallas by Boston with Tyler Seguin and Ryan Button for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, July 4, 2013.
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