|Born||April 27, 1996 |
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)|
|NHL Draft||12th overall, 2014|
Brendan was drafted by the Barrie Colts 16th overall in the 2012 OHL Priority Selection, and began the 2012–13 OHL season with the Colts.
After playing in 32 games with the Colts (where he recorded one goal and one assist), he was traded to the Niagara IceDogs.
During the 2013–14 season, he was recognized for his outstanding play when he was chosen to compete in the 2014 CHL Top Prospects Game.
Brendan was drafted by the Arizona Coyotes 12th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. On July 19, 2014, he was signed to a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes.
Perlini began the 2016–17 season with the Tucson Roadrunners, the Coyotes' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.
After 16 games with the Roadrunners, Perlini was recalled to the Coyotes. At the time, he was tied for the AHL lead in goals scored, with 11, and was the AHL Rookie of the Month for November.
On December 5, 2016, Brendan made his NHL debut against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He scored his first goal on December 10, 2016 against Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators.
Regular season and playoffs
|Competitor for Canada|
|Men's ice hockey|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
Brendan was born in the United Kingdom, while his father, Fred Perlini was playing ice hockey.
Fred was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft where he played eight games for them and spent the majority of his career in the AHL before continuing in the United Kingdom.
After retiring from playing in 1997, Fred took up a coaching position with the Guildford Flames, and returned to Canada with his family in 2007, moving to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.