|Born||November 1, 1975 (1975-11-01) (age 34),
Laval, QC, CAN
|5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Éric Perrin (born November 1, 1975, in Laval, Quebec) is a professional ice hockey centre who is currently playing with Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League.
Perrin played college hockey at the University of Vermont, and went undrafted by the NHL. After spending several years playing minor league hockey, including a stint in Finland, Perrin was playing for the Hershey Bears when he was called up by the Lightning with 4 games left in the 2003–04 NHL season. He registered one assist in the playoffs on the way to the Lightning winning the Stanley Cup. Perrin is best friend of Lightning winger Martin St. Louis.
During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, Perrin re-signed with the AHL Hershey Bears, where he was named the team's MVP, as well as the Man of the Year for his charitable contributions. The next season, rather than re-sign with the Bears, he elected to go back overseas, and signed with Swiss team SC Bern. During the Playoffs in the Swiss Nationalliga B he played with the EHC Biel. Once the Swiss season ended, he re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and on November 2, 2006, he scored his first NHL goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Perrin signed with the Atlanta Thrashers on July 1, 2007. In the 2007–08 NHL season with the Thrashers, he recorded career highs in assists (33) and points (45). He last played for the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League and he joined Avangard Omsk of the KHL on September 3, 2009.
Awards and achievementsEdit
- 2003–04 AHL First All-Star Team
- 2003–04 NHL Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay Lightning)
- 2007–08 NHL Dan Snyder Memorial Award
|1993–94||University of Vermont||ECAC||32||24||21||45||34||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||University of Vermont||ECAC||35||28||39||67||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995–96||University of Vermont||ECAC||38||29||56||85||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||University of Vermont||ECAC||26||26||33||59||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Kansas City Blades||IHL||82||24||37||61||71||3||0||0||0||0|
|1999–00||Kansas City Blades||IHL||21||3||15||18||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||4||0||0||0||0||12||0||1||1||6|
|2006–07||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||82||13||23||36||30||6||1||1||2||2|