Perry named NHL All-Star

Perry named NHL All-Star

Published Jan. 12, 2012 9:27 a.m. ET

The Anaheim Ducks
announced Thursday that the National Hockey League (NHL) has named right wing Corey
Perry to the 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend, taking place in Ottawa, Ontario
from Jan. 26-29. The 2010-11 Hart Memorial Trophy winner as the NHL’s most
valuable player, Perry will make his third career All-Star appearance (also
2008 & 2011).


Perry, 26
(5/16/85), has appeared in all 41 games for the Ducks in 2011-12, scoring
18-17=35 points, including his fourth career hat trick this past Sunday (Jan.
8) in a 7-4 win over Columbus at Honda Center. Perry currently ranks tied for
second in the NHL in power play goals (9). The Peterborough, Ontario native
leads the Ducks in goals and power play goals, and ranks second in points. He
scored his 400th career point, an assist on Bobby Ryan’s shorthanded goal on
Jan. 6 vs. the New York Islanders. In addition, Perry’s consecutive games
played streak stands at 244, currently ranking seventh on the NHL’s “Iron Man”
list. His streak dates back to Jan. 11, 2009.


On June 22, 2011, Perry was named the first player from a Southern
California team to win the Hart Memorial Trophy since Hall-of-Famer Wayne
Gretzky earned the honor with Los Angeles in 1989. The 6-3, 210-pound winger
also became just the third player from a California team to win the Hart,
joining Gretzky and San Jose’s Joe Thornton (2006). Perry led the NHL in goal
scoring in 2010-11 with 50, winning the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the
league’s top goal scorer. He co-led the NHL with 11 game-winning goals while also
leading in third-period tallies (21) and road goals (28). Perry became the
third player in franchise history to reach the 50-goal mark and the first in
the Western Conference to score 50-or-more since Calgary’s Jarome Iginla in
2007-08 (50).


Selected by
Anaheim in the first round (28th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Perry
has appeared in seven NHL seasons, scoring 186-218=404 points with a +33 rating
and 596 penalty minutes (PIM) in 491 career games with the Ducks. Perry won his
first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, scoring 6-9=15 points in 21 contests.
In 2010, Perry won a gold medal with Team Canada in his first career Olympic
appearance at the Winter Games in Vancouver, collecting 4-1=5 points in seven
contests, including Canada’s second goal in their thrilling 3-2 overtime
victory over the United States in the gold-medal game on Feb. 28, 2010. He also
has won a World Junior championship with Team Canada in 2005 and was a member
of the London Knights’ (OHL) 2005 Memorial Cup-winning team.