Rich Peverley announced his retirement on Friday afternoon to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. He will immediately begin his first season as Player Development Coordinator for the Dallas Stars.
"We want to congratulate Rich and his family on his great playing career and look forward to the contributions he'll make in his new role," said Stars General Manager Jim Nill.
Peverley played nine seasons in the National Hockey League, spending time with Nashville, Atlanta, Boston and Dallas. He finished his career having tallied 241 points (84-157=241), including 20 game-winning goals, in 442 regular-season contests. A member of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, Peverley accumulated 21 points (9-12=21) in 59 postseason contests with two trips to the Stanley Cup Final, both with Boston.
In 62 games played with the Stars in 2013-14, he posted 30 points (7-23=30) and won 60.1% of his faceoffs.
The 6-foot, 195-pound native of Kingston, Ont. went undrafted after splaying four seasons of college hockey with St. Lawrence (ECAC). Peverley skated in 138 games for the Saints, registering 117 points (44-73=117).
In his new role with the team, Peverley will monitor the development of drafted Dallas Stars prospects, with an emphasis on the amateur level.