David Perron RUMORS & NEWS

  • Perron (hip) won’t play for Canada in Worlds

    Pro Hockey Talk "Those looking for ways to connect Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon with fellow Nova Scotia-native Sidney Crosby got more fuel today. At the age of 18, MacKinnon has been added to Team Canada’s roster for the World Championship, just like Crosby was in 2006, per the Canadian..." May 04

  • Oilers' leading scorer David Perron could have been a Canuck

    Vancouver Sun "The Edmonton Oilers have a winning streak going. Well, they have won two in a row and in Oil Country that qualifies as a streak. The Oilers’ 4-2 win Monday night over the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena marks just the fourth time this season Edmonton has managed to string together..." January 29

  • Edmonton Oilers need only look at David Perron to learn how to play the ‘heavy’ teams

    Edmonton Sun "Wait ‘till next year? It’s been 13 years since the Edmonton Oilers have managed to beat the Boston Bruins. You have to go back to ‘Ought Ought.’ The year was 2000. “I never understand those stats,” said Oilers’ head coach Dallas Eakins. Forget the stats. What’s really hard to..." December 13

  • David Perron the kind of jerk the Oilers have needed for a long time

    Edmonton Sun "David Perron is kind of a jerk. Which, if you’re the Edmonton Oilers, is kind of awesome. How long have they been looking for a guy who can play, who nobody really likes playing against? Probably since Esa Tikkanan left. And Perron, with his hacking at goalies, fencing with opponents,..." November 21

  • Perron leads the way as Oilers pour on offensive in 7-0 win over Columbus

    Edmonton Sun "You know it’s been a rough year when then highlight of the season is a Tuesday nighter against Columbus. But long-suffering Edmonton Oilers fans, who’ve been begging for something to get excited about, didn’t give a damn about the who and when of a shocking, and shockingly good, 7-0..." November 20

  • Oilers likely to play without the services of Justin Schultz, David Perron on Saturday

    Edmonton Sun "Another day, another injury … or two. Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz left practice early on Friday complaining or soreness in his ribs while David Perron, who missed last game with an illness is likely out for Saturday against Detroit because of neck issues. “I don’t think he’s going to be..." November 02

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    David Perron (illness) will not dress for #Oilers tonight.

  • Perron’s scoring touch powers Oilers offence

    Edmonton Journal "Dallas Eakins is not one of those coaches who subscribes to the philosophy that a team should retreat into a defensive stance to protect a lead. He wants the Edmonton Oilers to protect a lead by attacking and scoring goals — a bonus for David Perron the winger is equipped with the hands of a..." September 26

  • Oilers' David Perron shows signs of scoring touch

    Edmonton Sun "Does David Perron come to Edmonton with an exchange rate? Now that his hands have been freed from the shackles of Ken Hitchcock’s effective but somewhat stifling defensive system how much are they worth in Edmonton? A 45- to 50-point guy during his six-year stretch in St. Louis the hope is..." September 25

  • Perron, Blues were often an uneasy fit

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "David Perron’s natural tendency is deke his way out of uncomfortable situations. But when asked recently if he had been misunderstood during his six seasons with the Blues, he took a direct route to the answer. “I believe I was a lot actually,” Perron said after learning 13 days ago that he had..." July 23

  • Edmonton Oilers acquire David Perron from St. Louis Blues

    Edmonton Journal "When he first made the NHL, David Perron was indoctrinated by veteran Keith Tkachuk, who told the rookie with soft hands that if wanted to continue having success, he had to go to the net. So he did, and will continue to do so as the newest member of the Edmonton Oilers. Perron was acquired..." July 11

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    Renaud Lavoie @RenLavoieRDS

    Blues trade David Perron to Oilers. Details to follow. #RDS

  • Blues Re-Sign David Perron To Four Year Deal

    St. Louis Game Time "Always good to see an athlete staying someplace where he's happy, and it's even better when it's St. Louis. The Blues announced today that they've re-signed David Perron to a four-year deal that's worth $15.25 million over the course of the contract. David Perron @DP_57 Agreed..." July 05

  • Perron has quietly come back strong

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues have had a lot of good stories this season — the remarkable performance of Brian Elliott, the renovation work of Ken Hitchcock and the emergence of Alex Pietrangelo to name a few. Don't forget to add David Perron to the list. Perron had missed 14 months before he stepped on the ice..." April 07

  • Perron named NHL's 3rd star

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues forward David Perron was recognized by the NHL today as the league's No. 3 star for his performance last week. Perron led the NHL with six goals and was a plus-5 in four games, as the Blues went 4-0 in wins over Ottawa, New Jersey, Colorado and San Jose. "You play so many games and..." February 14

  • Late penalty on Perron baffles Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After climbing out of the rubble behind the Detroit net Tuesday night, the Blues' David Perron skated to the penalty box to serve a two-minute penalty for goaltender's interference. Not unlike many players to follow that path, Perron wondered what he had done wrong. But in this case, video..." December 08

  • Perron impresses in first game back

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The postgame question for Blues coach Ken Hitchcock had yet to be completed — "What did you think of David Perron?" — and Hitchcock was already nodding in approval. "Oh, he's going to really help us, holy smokes," Hitchcock said. "He's really a good player. He's going to really help this team...." December 05

  • Blues fans cheer Perron at season opener

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "David Perron exited the Blues' locker room, walked onto the team's bench, and as soon as his name was announced, the sellout crowd of 19,150 at Scottrade Center gave him a thunderous ovation. "That was unbelievable ... that's our fans," Perron said moments after the player introductions were..." October 09

  • Perron won't be ready to start Blues' season

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues are expecting to begin their 2011-12 season without David Perron, who's been suffering from post-concussion symptoms since last November when he was hit by San Jose's Joe Thornton. "David has shown improvement," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said this morning. "But it's not..." August 04

  • David Perron 'feeling better'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues want to be cautious with progress reports on David Perron, but the club acknowledged today that Perron is making some strides in his battle with post-concussion syndrome. "We've talked to David, and he's feeling better, but he's not at the point where he's coming back to St. Louis to..." May 24