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Stars shower Perry with gifts to celebrate 1,000th NHL game

Forward achieved milestone Nov. 13 in Calgary

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Perry honored for 1,000th game

CHI@DAL: Perry receives ceremony for 1,000th game

Corey Perry is honored with a pregame ceremony for playing in his 1,000th career NHL game

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Corey Perry wasn't drafted by the Dallas Stars, but they had no problem celebrating him Saturday.

The Dallas Stars honored Perry and showered him with gifts for his 1,000th game during a ceremony before their game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Perry, who spent his first 13 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, became the 21st active player to play 1,000 games, when he did so against the Calgary Flames on Nov. 13. Perry's mom, dad, wife Blakeny, son Griffin and brother A.J. joined him during a pregame ceremony Saturday, and teammates Tyler Seguin and Andrew Cogliano delivered flowers to the family.

Perry then received even more gifts, including the customary plaque and silver stick, as well as a golf trip for him and his family to Oregon. Ryan Getzlaf, Perry's longtime Anaheim Ducks teammate, also recorded a congratulatory message.

Perry and Griffin even shared the cutest moment of the night when the 2-year-old gave his dad a fist bump on the way to the celebration.

Tweet from @DallasStars: Awesome moment for Corey Perry as he meets up with his son before being honored for playing 1,000 games in the @NHL. #CHIvsDAL | #GoStars

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