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David Perron: 3 Fun Facts

Do you know what part of the game Perron's offense is most lethal in?

by Dan Marrazza @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

One of the more established scorers on the Golden Knights is David Perron.

Three times a 20-goal scorer, having reached as many as 28 in 2013-14. Six seasons with 50-or-more points, more than anybody on the Golden Knights.

Perron has done most of his damage with the St. Louis Blues, his team from 2007-13 and again in 2016-17.

Here are three fun facts to get to know Perron better.

1. Is deadly in the shootout

With a career mark of 17 for 49 (34.7%), Perron shoots well above the league average. Among players with 10-or-more career shootout goals, Perron generally ranks in the top third or so in percentage. Only James Neal (17 for 48/35.4%) is better among Golden Knights in their careers.

 

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2. Was drafted high

Although at age 29, Perron isn't a young play by any means, he was a first-round pick, 26th overall, to the St. Louis Blues back in 2007. That's the draft that Patrick Kane was taken No. 1 overall in.

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Excluding the Golden Knights' three first rounders (Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki, Erik Brannstrom) from this past June, Perron is one of only six former first-round picks in the Vegas organization.

The other four are Marc-Andre Fleury (2003), Alex Tuch (2014), Shea Theodore (2015), Griffin Reinhart (2012) and Luca Sbisa (2008).

 

3. Is What He's Supposed To Be

As a left wing who will probably play on one of the Golden Knights' top two lines, Perron is a scorer.

He was a scorer with the St. Louis Blues. He was a scorer with the Anaheim Ducks, with the Edmonton Oilers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and all the way back to when he played for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Lewiston MAINEiacs.

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Perhaps it's just the fact that there was once a team in Lewiston, Maine called the MAINEiacs and this makes us happy.

Seriously, look at this logo.

 

 

 

It should also be noted that Perron was the leading scorer for Lewiston in 2006-07, when the MAINEiacs went 50-14-0-6 and won a league championship.

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