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David Perron | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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Coach Mike Johnston said that David Perron is not shooting the puck enough.
"David needs to get three or four shots a game," Johnston said..."He's got that good shot, a quick release. He has a tendency to over-think. He's just got to shoot. He's a shooter. He's a scorer. He's got to trust his instincts." Perron did a little better on Saturday as he managed three shots on goal but he still has not scored since March 15. Apr 19 - 8:46 AM

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David Perron saw time in the third period on the fourth and third line.

Perron has only two goals in his last 16 games. The former Oiler came to the Penguins at the beginning of January and while he got off to a hot start with his new team, he has only four goals and 10 points in his last 24 games. And that is playing alongside either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.
Apr 6 - 8:28 AM

David Perron will indeed play against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

Originally thought to be too sick to play, Perron instead will take his place on Sidney Crosby's wing. Perron's potted 12 goals, 21 points, 40 PIMs, and 84 hits through 36 games with the Penguins. He has 17 goals, 40 points, 60 PIMs, and 158 hits through 74 games with the Oilers and now Penguins.
Mar 29 - 7:04 PM

David Perron is doubtful for Sunday's game against San Jose according to head coach Mike Johnston

Perron missed Saturday's game against Arizona because of an illness and it looks like it will cost him a second game on Sunday.
Mar 29 - 1:47 PM

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without David Perron on Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes.

Perron won't play because he's sick. The 26-year-old has 17 goals and 40 points during the 2014-15 season.
Mar 28 - 12:48 PM

David Perron scored a goal in Pittsburgh's 5-1 loss to the Detroit on Sunday.

Perron scored at the 9:10 mark of the third period to cut Detroit's lead to 5-1. Perron left the game earlier for a brief period but he was able to return to action. Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist picked up the assists on Perron's goal. The 26-year-old has four points in his last four games. Perron has 17 goals and 40 points in 69 games this season.
Mar 15 - 3:22 PM

David Perron's goal on Thursday was only his second in 13 games.

Perron came to Pittsburgh from Edmonton and started scoring immediately with nine goals in his first 16 games before his recent slump. The puzzling thing is that he has been playing alongside Sidney Crosby. "Playing with Sid he’s going to feed you the puck a lot. At times you can get caught trying to find him back too many times," said Perron. "There were a couple games where I didn’t have a shot on net and that should never happen playing with him." Perron has 16 goals and 39 points in 66 games with a minus-16 rating.
Mar 14 - 9:50 AM

David Perron scored a goal in the Pittsburgh's 2-0 victory against Edmonton.

The Oilers traded Perron to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round pick. Going from Edmonton to the Penguins' top line has naturally led to Perron seeing a significant boost in offensive production. He has seven goals and 10 points in 13 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 5 - 10:25 AM

David Perron is getting ready for his first game in Edmonton since being traded.

The Oilers dealt Perron to Pittsburgh in exchange for Rob Klinkhammer and a 2015 first-round pick. Perron has flourished with the Penguins, scoring six goals and nine points in 12 contests. "I'm definitely getting one of the best opportunities you could get in the league as a winger, playing with Sid and [Kunitz]," Perron noted. "The situations are a lot different."
Feb 3 - 9:12 AM

David Perron had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 victory over Winnipeg Tuesday night.

Perron has six goals and nine points in nine games since joining the Pittsburgh Penguins. We were looking for him to get a big offensive boost following the trade that got him out of Edmonton and he hasn't disappointed. Look for him to stay very strong for the rest of the season.
Jan 28 - 11:31 AM

David Perron is expected to play against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Originally questionable due to illness, Perron is on the ice for warmups and is a good bet to play tonight. Through eight games since being acquired from Edmonton, Perron has five goals and seven points, two of which have come with the man advantage.
Jan 27 - 6:48 PM

David Perron is battling an illness.

Perron's status for Tuesday's contest remains unclear as a result. The Penguins have a lot of game-time decisions, which makes it somewhat difficult to project their lineups for their upcoming contest. However, it's believed that Perron will play alongside Nick Spaling and Chris Kunitz if he's available.
Jan 27 - 11:35 AM

David Perron had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

Perron assisted on Sidney Crosby's first period power play goal, and he added his own marker in the third period to cut the Rangers' lead to 4-2. The 26-year-old has collected at least one point in four of his six games since joining the Penguins. He has four goals and two assists in his last three games. Like many predicted, Perron has received a significant fantasy boost by joining Pittsburgh.
Jan 18 - 3:24 PM

David Perron scored his fourth goal in five games for the Penguins on Friday.

Perron was picked up via a trade with the Oilers on January 2 and his season has been revitalized in Pittsburgh as he now has nine goals and 24 points this season. He was a minus-two on Friday and that gives him a minus-19 rating but that should improve drastically in the second half.
Jan 17 - 9:40 AM

David Perron enjoyed his first big game as a member of the Penguins Tuesday as he scored two goals and added an assist in a 7-2 blowout win over Minnesota.

Perron had only recorded one point in his first three games with the Pens, but made up for it in this outing. With a plum assignment alongside Sidney Crosby, he could certainly be one of the more valuable fantasy commodities over the league's second half. Pittsburgh also received goals from Marcel Goc, Chris Kunitz, Brandon Sutter, Paul Martin and Kris Letang in the thrashing.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Brandon Sutter
4Maxim Lapierre
LW1Chris Kunitz
2David Perron
3Daniel Winnik
4Beau Bennett
5Nick Spaling
RW1Patric Hornqvist
2Blake Comeau
3Steve Downie
4Craig Adams
5Pascal Dupuis
D1Kris Letang
2Christian Ehrhoff
3Paul Martin
4Olli Maatta
5Rob Scuderi
6Ben Lovejoy
7Ian Cole
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Thomas Greiss