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Rich Peverley
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Position Centre
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
195 lb (89 kg)
Teams Nashville Predators
Atlanta Thrashers
Boston Bruins
JYP Jyväskylä
Dallas Stars
Born July 8 1982 (1982-07-08) (age 37),
Guelph, ON, CAN
NHL Draft Undrafted
Pro Career 2004 – 2014

John Richard Peverley (born July 8, 1982 in Guelph, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who last played for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing careerEdit

Prior to beginning his professional career, Peverley played collegiate hockey for the St. Lawrence University Skating Saints where he led the Skating Saints in points in three of his four seasons. Undrafted, Peverley made his professional debut in the 2004–05 season in the ECHL with the South Carolina Stingrays before playing a solitary game with the Portland Pirates in the AHL.

After leading the Milwaukee Admirals in points midway in the 2006–07 season, his second season with the Admirals, Peverley was signed by parent club the Nashville Predators on January 17, 2007, appearing in 13 NHL games by seasons end. Peverley spilt the 2007–08 season with the Predators and the Admirals appearing in all six games for the Predators in the playoffs against eventual Stanley Cup winning champions the Detroit Red Wings.

On January 10, 2009, Peverley was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers after accumulating 9 points in 27 games. The switch to Atlanta had rejuvenated his career as he collected 35 points in 39 games for the remainder of the 2008–09 season and earning a two- year, $2.6 million contract with the Thrashers.

Peverly was traded to the Boston Bruins on February 18, 2011 along with Boris Valabik in exchange for forward Blake Wheeler and defenceman Mark Stuart. Peverly played 23 games for the Bruins at the end of the 2010-11 season for the Bruins, scoring 3 goals and 4 assists adding a total of 41 points at the end of the season for Peverly between the Thrashers and the Bruins. He won the cup with the Bruins and played in 25 playoff games, tallying 12 points with 4 goals and 8 assists.

The following 2011-12 season, Peverly played in 57 games for Boston, scoring 11 goals and 31 assists. He played in 7 postseason games scoring 3 goals and 2 assists as the team were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs.

The 2012-13 season saw Peverly sign with JYP Jyväskylä of the SM-liiga because of the league's lockout. He played in 29 games for JYP, collecting 23 points and scoring 9 goals and 14 assists. When the league's lockout ended, Peverly returned to the Bruins orginization, appearing in 47 games, only scoring 6 goals and 12 assists. In 21 playoff games he only scored twice. The lockout shortened season seemed to be a weaker season for Peverly point-producing wise.

Only July 4, 2013, Peverly along with teammates Tyler Seguin and Ryan Button were traded in a package deal to the Dallas Stars in exchange for players Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.

Before the start of the Stars 2013 training camp, Peverly had a surgical procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat. Six months later, in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 10, 2014 he collapsed on the bench because of the cardiac issue. The heartbeat was later corrected. Peverly played in 62 games during the 2013-14 season, earning 30 points.

During the 2014-15 season Peverly did not play professional hockey and volunteered as an assistant coach for the Stars American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars. He announced his retirement on September 4, 2015, staying with Dallas in the front office as the team's Player Development Coordinator.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1998–99 Kitchener Dutchmen MWJHL 47 23 20 43 22
1999–00 Milton Merchants OPJHL 45 17 28 45 16
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 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 69 30 28 58 72 4 2 2 4 6
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2005–06 Reading Royals ECHL 11 4 11 15 4
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 65 12 34 46 44 21 2 9 11 18
2006–07 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 66 30 38 68 62 4 1 2 3 8
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 13 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 45 14 40 54 50 3 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Nashville Predators NHL 33 5 5 10 8 6 0 2 2 0
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 27 2 7 9 15
2008–09 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 39 13 22 35 18
2009–10 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 82 22 33 55 36
2010–11 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 59 14 20 34 35
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 23 4 3 7 2 25 4 8 12 17
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 57 11 31 42 22 7 3 2 5 4
2012–13 JYP SM-l 29 9 14 23 47
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 47 6 12 18 16 21 2 0 2 12
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 62 7 23 30 15
NHL totals 442 84 157 241 167 59 9 12 21 33

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