|Born||April 12, 1962 |
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Catharines Saints
Lee Valley Lions
|NHL Draft||158th overall, 1980|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Fred Perlini (born April 12, 1962) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre.
Fred played minor ice hockey for his home town Sault Ste. Marie Legion of the OMHA. He played in the 1975 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with Sault Ste. Marie. In 1978, he scored 107 points in just 27 games for his minor team.
He later played junior ice hockey in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) to play for the Toronto Marlboros where he played for three years, accumulating more than 200 points in just 170 games.
In 1981, Fred scored a hat-trick for the Toronto Marlboros one afternoon, and also played and scored for the Toronto Maple Leafs on the same day.
Fred only made eight appearances in the NHL, all with the Maple Leafs, scoring two goals and adding three assists. He took part in six Maple Leafs training camps as well as one with the Pittsburgh Penguins and one with the New York Rangers.
He played for four years in the American Hockey League (AHL) for the St. Catharines Saints and Baltimore Skipjacks, where he notched up an impressive 140 points.
In 1986, Fred moved to the United Kingdom to play for the Nottingham Panthers of the British Hockey League (BHL), where he spent just one season scoring an incredible 171 points in just 35 games.
He continued in this rich goal-scoring form with two more consecutive 170 point seasons for the Fife Flyers and Deeside Dragons scoring 103 goals in each of those seasons.
Fred went on to play seven more seasons in the British leagues for Trafford Metros, Blackburn Hawks, Streatham Redskins, Basingstoke Beavers, Lee Valley Lions and finally playing three seasons for the Guildford Flames. He scored more than 1400 points in British league games.
During the 2000–01 season, Fred's jersey #11 shirt retired by the Guildford Flames for outstanding contribution to Guildford ice hockey while playing as well as contributions off the ice to the community and junior programs.
After finishing his career in Guildford in 1996, Fred was appointed as Head of Junior Hockey, where he remained until September 2007 when he and his family returned home to Canada.
During that time, he coached the Guildford U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s and U19s to Southern Division Titles on various occasions.
Fred's oldest son, Brett plays professional hockey with his old club, the Nottingham Panthers of the EIHL.
His younger son, Brendan was drafted in the first round (12th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft by the Arizona Coyotes; he currently plays for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).