|Born||July 8, 1982 (1982-07-08) (age 28),
Guelph, ON, CAN
|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
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.
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 in the process.
Peverley made his international debut in 2010, when he was named to the Canadian national team for the 2010 World Championship. 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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
January 17, 2007 - Signed by the Nashville Predators as a free agent
January 10, 2009 - Claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers.