Brother of Jorgen WJC-A All-Star Team (1993, 1994) Swedish Elite League - Rookie of the Year Award (1993) Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1994) NHL All-Rookie Team (1995) Olympic All-Star Team (2006) Best Defenseman - Olympics (2006)
Traded to NY Islanders by Toronto with Sean Haggerty, Darby Hendrickson and Toronto's 1st round choice (Roberto Luongo) in 1997 Entry Draft for Wendel Clark, Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith, March 13, 1996. Signed as a free agent by Rogle (Sweden-2), December 20, 2004. Officially anounced his retirement, June 20, 2009.
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