Oilers sign right winger Corey Perry

Corey Perry (Mark Mauno, Wikimedia Commons)

According to the Associated Press, the Edmonton Oilers have signed right winger and Canadian Olympic gold medalist Corey Perry of Peterborough, Ontario on Monday. The terms of the contract are one year and $775,000. Perry won a gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The Oilers are the sixth National Hockey League team Perry has played for. He has previously been with the Anaheim Ducks (2005 to 2019), the Dallas Stars (2019 to 2020), the Montreal Canadiens (2020 to 2021), the Tampa Bay Lightning (2021 to 2023), and the Chicago Blackhawks (2023).

In 16 games this season, Perry has four goals and five assists for nine points. He is a -5 with 12 penalty minutes, two power-play points, one game-winning goal, 26 shots on goal, eight blocked shots, 11 hits, six takeaways, and eight giveaways.

Perry’s game-winning goal came in a 4-1 Blackhawks win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 16. Perry scored from defenseman Alex Vlasic and Seth Jones at 14:46 of the second period, which put Chicago up 2-1 at the time.

Perry’s power-play points also came in Blackhawks’s wins. The power-play assist came on a goal by Nick Foligno that opened the scoring in a 5-2 Blackhawks win over the Florida Panthers on November 4. The power-play goal came in a 5-3 Blackhawks win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 9. The goal, which put the Blackhawks up 5-2 came from Connor Bedard of Vancouver, British Columbia and Foligno.

Perry’s most notable season came in 2010-11. That year he won the Hart Trophy with the Ducks, won the Rocket Richard Trophy (led the NHL with 50 goals), even strength goals (led the NHL with 32), and game-winning goals (led the NHL with 11). Perry also won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007, and led the NHL with 35 even strength goals in 2013-14.

The Oilers have a record of 26 wins, 15 regulation losses, and one loss in extra time for 53 points. They are in third place in the Pacific Division and have won 13 straight games.

 

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