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David Perron
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Born May 28, 1988 (1988-05-28) (age 31)
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
St. Louis Blues
National team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 26th overall, 2007
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2007–present

David Perron (born on May 28, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing CareerEdit

David was selected in the first round, 26th pick by the St. Louis Blues in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

He played with the Saint-Jérôme Panthers of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League for 51 games in the 2005–06 season.

Then he had an excellent rookie season in the QMJHL, leading the Lewiston Maineiacs in scoring with 39 goals and 83 points in 70 games played. The Maineiacs won the President's Cup and participated in the Memorial Cup.

On October 2, 2007, it was confirmed that David would start the season with the St. Louis Blues after an impressive training camp.

David's progression was impressive because less than three years before playing his first NHL game, he was still playing at the Midget B level in his hometown of Fleurimont.

On November 3, 2007, David scored his first career goal against the Chicago Blackhawks. He played throughout the season and scored his first NHL hat trick on November 10, 2009 against the Vancouver Canucks.

During the summer of 2010, David signed a 2-year contract worth $4.3 million with the Blues.

He scored 5 goals in his first 10 games of the 2010-11 season. An injury-shortened 2011–12 NHL season saw him score 42 points in 57 games played.

On July 5, 2012, David signed a four-year, $15.25 million contract with the Blues.

On July 10, 2013, he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers on July 10, 2013 in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 2nd round draft pick.

Career StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Saint-Jérôme Panthers QJAHL 51 24 45 69 92
2006–07 Lewiston Maineiacs QMJHL 70 39 44 83 75 17 12 16 28 22
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 62 13 14 27 38
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 81 15 35 50 50 4 1 1 2 4
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 20 27 47 60
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 5 2 7 12
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 21 21 42 19 9 1 4 5 10
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 10 15 25 44 6 0 2 2 6
NHL totals 340 84 114 198 232 19 2 7 9 20
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