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Brendan Perlini
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Born April 27, 1996 (1996-04-27) (age 23)
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 211 lb (96 kg; 15 st 1 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Arizona Coyotes
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2014
Arizona Coyotes
Playing career 2015–present

Brendan Perlini (born on April 26, 1996) is an English-born Canadian ice hockey forward for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the first round (12th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing CareerEdit

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.

During the 2018–19 season, on November 25, 2018, Brendan (along with Dylan Strome) were traded by the Coyotes to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Nick Schmaltz.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2012–13 Barrie Colts OHL 32 1 1 2 4
2012–13 Niagara IceDogs OHL 27 7 3 10 4 5 1 2 3 4
2013–14 Niagara IceDogs OHL 58 34 37 71 36 7 0 1 1 6
2014–15 Niagara IceDogs OHL 43 26 34 60 22 11 7 5 12 7
2014–15 Portland Pirates AHL 4 1 0 1 0
2015–16 Niagara IceDogs OHL 57 25 20 45 28 14 6 3 9 9
2016–17 Tucson Roadrunners AHL 17 14 5 19 14
2016–17 Arizona Coyotes NHL 57 14 7 21 20
2017–18 Arizona Coyotes NHL 74 17 13 30 28
2018–19 Arizona Coyotes NHL 22 2 4 6 8
2018–19 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 46 12 3 15 20
NHL totals 199 45 27 72 76
Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
IIHF World U18 Championship
Bronze 2014 Finland

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2014 Canada WJC18 Template:Brca 7 3 1 4 6
2016 Canada WJC 6th 5 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 12 3 1 4 12

Personal LifeEdit

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.

Brendan's older brother, Brett Perlini was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks and has played in the ECHL.

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