BOSTON, MA –
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Rich Peverley
to a three-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season. Chiarelli and Peverley will be available to speak about the extension following the team’s practice today, Tuesday, October 11 at Ristuccia Memorial Arena (190 Main Street, Wilmington, MA 01887). The practice is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.
The 29-year-old Peverley was acquired by the Bruins with Boris Valabik from the Atlanta Thrashers on February 18, 2011 for Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler. In 23 games with the Bruins last season, he notched 4-3=7 totals in the regular season and went on to add 4-8=12 totals during the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup championship run. For the full year split between Atlanta and Boston, Peverley skated in 82 regular season games with 18 goals and 23 assists for 41 points. He has not missed a game over the last two-plus seasons.
This season, Peverley has appeared in three games for the Bruins and has a team-high two goals.
Peverley set a career high in goals and assists during the 2009-10 season as a member of the Thrashers when he registered 22 goals and 33 assists for 55 points.
For his career, Peverley has played in 276 regular season NHL games with Boston, Atlanta and Nashville and has 151 points on 60 goals and 91 assists. The native of Guelph, Ontario played four years of college hockey at St. Lawrence University and graduated with a degree in Economics.
He was originally signed by the Nashville Predators as a free agent on January 17, 2007 before being claimed off waivers by Atlanta on January 10, 2009.
The 2011-2012 Boston Bruins season is presented by the Massachusetts State Lottery.