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David Perron | Winger

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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David Perron enters this season on a 17 game goalless streak.
Perron was unable to find the back of the net in the final 12 regular season games as well as the five playoff games as a Penguin and that forced Pittsburgh to look for more scoring. They found it when they dealt for Phil Kessel and as a result, Perron will line up on the third unit to start the season. Look for Perron to get 20-plus goals and close to 50 points as he eventually should see top-six minutes. Oct 4 - 8:34 AM

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David Perron is likely to start the season on the Penguins third line.

When the Penguins got him from Edmonton last season it was thought he would easily be a top-six forward but Perron struggled last season and with the acquisition of Phil Kessel in the off-season, it appears that barring an injury, Perron will be a third liner. That should affect his fantasy value and we would not recommend drafting him at this time unless you are convinced he will play with either Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.
Sep 26 - 8:56 AM

David Perron worked on his skating over the summer.

"I was probably average or below average with my skating," Perron said. "I did not need to be told by anyone. Of course, we talked about it. But I knew going into the last month of the season what I wanted to work on over the summer." Perron will be battling with Pascal Dupuis, Chris Kunitz, and Sergei Plotnikov for one of the two open spots on the Penguins' top two lines. Perron had 17 goals and 41 points in 81 games with Edmonton and Pittsburgh last season.
Sep 18 - 10:51 AM

David Perron could line up as a left winger in 2015-16.

Phil Kessel is slated to play on the right side of Sidney Crosby and Patric Hornqvist is projected to line up to the right of Evgeni Malkin. Coach Mike Johnston is going to try out Perron and Beau Bennett on the left. That would place them in competition with Chris Kunitz and Sergei Plotnikov for spots on Pittsburgh's top-two lines.

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Sidney Crosby
2Evgeni Malkin
3Nick Bonino
4Kevin Porter
5Oskar Sundqvist
LW1Chris Kunitz
2Sergei Plotnikov
3David Perron
4Beau Bennett
5Matt Cullen
RW1Phil Kessel
2Patric Hornqvist
3Pascal Dupuis
4Eric Fehr
5Bryan Rust
6Daniel Sprong
D1Kris Letang
2Olli Maatta
3Ian Cole
4Ben Lovejoy
5Rob Scuderi
6Steven Oleksy
7Brian Dumoulin
8Tim Erixon
G1Marc-Andre Fleury
2Jeff Zatkoff