Spent majority of 2001-02 season on practice roster. Signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), July 9, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Chekhov (Russia-2), September 25, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Voskresensk (Russia), February 14, 2005. Traded to New Jersey by San Jose with Jim Fahey for Vladimir Malakhov and New Jersey's 1st round choice (later traded to St. Louis - St. Louis selected David Perron) in 2007 Entry Draft, October 1, 2006.
[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