Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 14, 2004. Traded to Chicago by Philadelphia with Patrick Sharp for Matt Ellison and Chicago's 3rd round choice (later traded to Montreal - Montereal selected Ryan White) in 2006 Entry Draft, December 5, 2005. Traded to Philadelphia by Chicago for Vaclav Pletka, August 2, 2006.
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.
— Dallas captain Jamie Benn on the Stars' OT victory against the St. Louis Blues the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench