July 8, 1982 |
Guelph, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Rich Peverley (born July 8, 1982) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. Peverley spent four years with the St. Lawrence University hockey team, before he turned professional, 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 Championships.
Peverley grew up in Guelph, Ontario playing most of his minor hockey for the Guelph Reps (now Jr. Storm) of the OMHA South Central AAA League. In his Midget year, he played one season with the Toronto Young Nats of the MTHL before moving back to his home area to play for the Kitchener Dutchmen Jr.B. club of the OHA Midwestern league.
After his Jr.B. season with the Dutchmen, Peverley was selected by Don Cherry and the Mississauga Ice Dogs in the 6th round (124th overall) of the 1999 OHL Draft. Peverley chose to maintain his NCAA eligibility and signed for the 1999-2000 season with the Milton Merchants of the OHA's Provincial Jr.A. League. He accepted an NCAA scholarship at the end of that season.
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.
On February 18, 2011, Peverley was traded by the Thrashers, along with Boris Valabik, to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart.3 He won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins on June 15, 2011.4
On July 4, 2013 a trade took place between the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins sending Loui Eriksson to Boston and Tyler Seguin to Dallas in a 7-player deal. The Bruins traded Peverley, Tyler Seguin, and Ryan Button in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.6
In September 2013, before the start of the Stars 2013-14 training camp, Peverley underwent a surgical procedure to help with an irregular heartbeat. 7 He missed 3 weeks but was ready for the start of the regular season.
On March 10, 2014, Peverley collapsed on the team bench, during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.8 Peverley, who missed time early this season with an irregular heartbeat, was taken down the tunnel just a few minutes into the game by the Stars staff. With play going on the ice, the Stars bench went into a frenzy as players screamed for help and for play to stop. Immediately, the medical staff was on the scene and rushing Peverley down the tunnel. The PA announcer informed the crowd that Peverley was taken to the hospital.
The Stars gave more updates on Peverley's condition and it was indeed an issue with his heart. The NHL released the following statement later that night: "Dallas player Rich Peverley is doing well and is in stable condition. He was transported to the hospital. As a result of the emotional state of the players on both teams caused by the medical emergency, the game will be postponed." 9
Peverley made his international debut in 2010, when he was named to the Canadian national team for the 2010 World Championship.10 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.11
|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|
- "Predators sign forward Peverley". predators.nhl.com. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- "Thrashers claim Rich Peverley off waivers from Nashville". thrashers.nhl.com. 2009-01-10. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- "Bruins ship Wheeler, Stuart to Thrashers for Peverley, Valabik". The Sports Network. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Former Stingrays player hoists Stanley Cup | WCBD-TV 2
- JYP Jyväskylä (2012-09-24). "Stanley Cup -voittaja Rich Peverley Boston Bruinsista JYP-vahvuuteen" (in Finnish). jypliiga.fi. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
- "Tyler Seguin traded from Boston Bruins to Dallas Stars". Boston.com. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
- . Yahoo. September 13, 2013 http://sports.yahoo.com/news/stars-peverley-3-weeks-heart-175936166--nhl.html. Missing or empty
- Brian Stubits (March 10, 2014). "Rich Peverley collapses on bench, Stars- BlueJackets postponed". CBS Sports.
- Peverly collapses
- Canwest News (2010-04-16). "Team Canada names first 15 players for world hockey championship". Vancouver Sun (Vancouver). Retrieved 2010-05-08.dead link
- IIHF (2010-05-14). "Canada–Norway Game Summary". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2010-06-29.