Signed as a free agent by Toronto, August 20, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 20, 1997. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 24, 1998. Claimed by Atlanta from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 25, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Atlanta with Atlanta's 3rd (later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Tyler Redenbach) and 7th (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Joe Pavelski) round choices in 2003 Entry Draft for Francis Lessard, March 15, 2002.
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