Selected by Houston (WHA) in 1974 WHA Amateur Draft, May, 1974. Traded to Winnipeg (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for cash, July, 1978. Reclaimed by Chicago from Winnipeg prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Traded to Los Angeles by Chicago for Larry Goodenough and Los Angeles's 3rd round choice (Trent Yawney) in 1984 Entry Draft, October 24, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, October 3, 1985. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July, 1987.
[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.
— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday