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The 22-year-old forward has three goals in his last four games

by Chris Wescott /

Monday marks the first game for Brendan Perlini against his former club, the Arizona Coyotes, since his trade to Chicago. The reunion comes at a time in which Perlini is playing some of his best hockey for his new squad.

Perlini has scored three goals in his last four games and his performance in Dallas was one of his best to date, per Head Coach Jeremy Colliton.

"Really happy with his last stretch of games," said the bench boss. "He's taken a step, much more involved, giving us energy, winning races and winning battles. When he does that, his line has the puck more and he's got skill. He's got a bomb, a big body that can take the puck to the net. I thought maybe the game in Dallas was maybe his best game since he's been here. Hopefully, he can continue to improve."

Perlini is only 22 and has two seasons with 14 or more goals under his belt already. It's taken some time for the former Coyote to get his legs under him in his new town, but he's starting to show why he could be a valuable asset to the Blackhawks moving forward.

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