Selected by Cincinnati (WHA) in 1976 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1976. Claimed by Quebec from Cincinnati (WHA) in WHA Dispersal Draft, June 8, 1979. Traded to Winnipeg by Quebec for Jamie Hislop and Barry Legge, June 28, 1979. Claimed on waivers by Toronto from Winnipeg, November 30, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 5, 1983.
I think I'm lucky to be here and you definitely don't take very many things for granted, if you take anything for granted. I definitely put my family and my wife and my close family in perspective, that they're the most important thing in the world. I want to do whatever I can to play hockey, but like I said, under the right circumstances.
— Stars forward Rich Peverley to "The Musers" radio show on The Ticket 1310 AM in Dallas