Wednesday, August 13, 2008
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed center Joel Perrault to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Perrault, 25, recorded 7-10-17 and 48 penalty minutes (PIM) in 49 games for the Coyotes last season, setting career highs in games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, power play goals (3) and game-winning goals (2).
Prior to being recalled by the Coyotes on Dec. 14 last season, Perrault recorded 14-13-27 and 36 PIM in 28 games with the San Antonio Rampage, the Coyotes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. At the time of his recall, the native of Montreal, Quebec led the Rampage in goals and points. He was also named to the 2008 AHL All-Star Game but was unable to play due to his recall.
The 6-foot-1, 197-pound Perrault registered 1-2-3 and 14 PIM in 15 games for the Coyotes in 2006-07 while also appearing in 11 games for the St. Louis Blues. In addition, Perrault collected 10-6-16 and 15 PIM in 23 games with San Antonio and Peoria (AHL).
Perrault, who has recorded 9-13-22 and 64 PIM in 80 career NHL games with Phoenix and St. Louis, was originally drafted by Anaheim in the 5th round (137th overall) of the 2001 Entry Draft.