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NHL Entry Draft Prospect Profile: David Perron

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
From May 7 through June 15, will be profiling 30 of the top prospects in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in alphabetical order. Check back daily Monday through Friday, to learn more about the players who could become first round draft picks of the club. Philadelphia has two first round picks, including the second choice overall.

The 2007 NHL Entry Draft takes place on June 22 and 23 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

David Perron
2007 Team: Lewiston (QMJHL)
Position: Left wing
Shoots: Right
Height: 5’11’’
Weight: 180
DOB: 5-28-88

2007 Statistics
GP: 70    G: 39    A: 44    PTS: 83    PIM: 75

David Perron is ranked 10th overall on Central Scouting’s list of North American skaters, and is a hard working, highly skilled forward that went undrafted last year before making a name for himself this season.

Stickhandling skills are among the Quebec native’s strengths, as well as his hockey smarts, forechecking ability and knack for setting up his teammates for scoring chances. Perron plays a high energy game, but his skating and his ability to fight through checks could use improvement.

Perron led all rookies in goal scoring (39), plus/minus (+37) and was second in points (83) during the 2006-07 regular season; was named QMJHL Rookie of the Month in November and December – he totaled 18 points (9G, 9A) in 13 games and was plus-eight in November while adding 12 points (5G, 7A) in 11 games in December; participated in the CHL Top Prospects Game as a member of Team Red, registering one assist; and played for the St. Jerome Panthers of QJAHL in 2005-06, posting 69 points (24G, 45A) in 51 games.

The Flyers say…
“David Perron has really come on this year. He’s exceptional from the blue line on in, and is good with the puck and good around the net. His skating has got to improve a bit, but as the years have gone on he’s gotten better and better and he’s put some real good numbers up.”
– Director of Hockey Operations Chris Pryor

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