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Corey Perry

Born:May 16, 1985Draft:2003 Ducks, #28 Overall
Hometown:New Liskeard, ONPosition:RW
Known For:Nicknamed “The Worm”Shoots:Right
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Tampa Bay Lightning

Corey Perry (born May 16, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He had previously played the first fourteen years of his career with the Anaheim Ducks, serving as an alternate captain during his final six seasons with the team. He has also played for the Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens.

He captured a Memorial Cup with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL)’s London Knights and a gold medal with Canada at the World Junior Championships during his major junior career. Perry was drafted in the first round, 28th overall, by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and won the Stanley Cup with the club in 2007. In 2008, he recorded 29 goals and 25 assists. He improved in 2009 to 72 points and was named to his first NHL All-Star Game. Perry continued his ascent in 2010 as he scored 27 goals and had 49 assists. In 2011, he won the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player for the 2010–11 season. He led the NHL with 50 goals and finished third in points behind Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis, with 98. Perry is known for his abrasive playing style, with an ability to get under his opponent’s skin, which earned him the nickname “the Worm”.

Internationally, Perry has won gold medals with Canada at the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics. He became a member of the Triple Gold Club after captaining Canada to gold at the 2016 IIHF World Championships, in addition to previously winning the Stanley Cup and the Olympic gold medal. Perry is only the second player (joining Scott Niedermayer) to combine Triple Gold membership with gold at the World Junior Championships, a Memorial Cup win, and a World Cup of Hockey win.

Corey Perry Montreal Canadiens
Corey Perry, Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Corey Perry Statistics

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Achievements

  • World Cup gold medal (2017)
  • Triple Gold Club
  • World Championship gold medal (2016)
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game four times (2008, 2011, 2012, 2016)
  • Two-time NHL First-Team All-Star (2011, 2014)
  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada (2010, 2014)
  • Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy (2011)
  • Hart Memorial Trophy (2011)
  • Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks (2007)
  • World Junior Championship gold medal with Team Canada (2005)
  • OHL Jim Mahon Trophy (2005)
  • Wayne Gretzky 99 Award (2005)
  • Eddie Powers Trophy (2005)
  • Red Tilson Trophy (2005)
  • OHL Championship and Memorial Cup with the London Knights (2005)
  • Memorial Cup MVP (2005)
  • Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2005)
  • CHL First-Team All-Star (2005)

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