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Rich Peverley
Born July 8, 1982 (1982-07-08) (age 28),

Guelph, ON, CAN

Height

Weight

6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)

Position Centre/right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team

F. teams

Atlanta Thrashers

Nashville Predators

Ntl. team Canada
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2004–present

Rich Peverley (born July 8, 1982) is a professional ice hockey player currently with the Atlanta Thrashers of the National Hockey League. Peverley spent four years with the St. Lawrence University hockey team, before he turned pro, and played three years for several teams in both the ECHL and American Hockey League (AHL). In 2007 he signed a contract with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL), playing for the team for parts of three seasons before the Atlanta Thrashers claimed him off waivers in 2009. Peverley first played internationally for Canada at the 2010 World Championshps.


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.[1] 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.[2]. 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 in the process.

International playEdit

Peverley made his international debut in 2010, when he was named to the Canadian national team for the 2010 World Championship.[3] He played all seven games for Canada, who finished seventh, and had one goal and three assists; his one goal was scored in a game against Norway.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
NHL totals 194 42 68 110 77 6 0 2 2 0

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WC 7 1 3 4 4
Senior totals 7 1 3 4 4

TransactionsEdit

January 17, 2007 - Signed by the Nashville Predators as a free agent


January 10, 2009 - Claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers.

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