|Assets:||Is a late-blooming offensive talent with great vision and setup skills. Can play a well-rounded game and line up at any forward position. Is also a solid face-off man. He's savvy.|
|Flaws:||Isn't overly big or physical, so he can be pushed around at the NHL level. Will also turn the puck over from time to time. Can also go stretches without scoring goals.|
|Career Potential:||Quality, versatile playmaking forward.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2010-11 (Boston)|
|10/05/2013||Missed 1 game (irregular heartbeat).|
|9/30/2013||Irregular heartbeat, injured reserve.|
|7/04/2013||Acquired from the Boston Bruins.|
|9/24/2012||Signed with JYP (Finland).|
|3/25/2012||Missed 19 games (sprained right mcl).|
|2/17/2012||Sprained right MCL, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/19/2012||Missed 2 games (personal reasons).|
|1/16/2012||Personal reasons, day-to-day.|
|12/31/2011||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|11/12/2011||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|10/11/2011||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a three-year contract extension.|
|2/18/2011||Acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers.|
|10/20/2009||Signed by the Atlanta Thrashers to a multi-year contract.|
|1/10/2009||Claimed off waivers from the Nashville Predators.|
|7/25/2008||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract.|
|4/21/2008||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|3/10/2008||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|2/17/2008||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/14/2008||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|11/06/2007||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/27/2007||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/23/2007||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|4/02/2007||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|3/04/2007||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/17/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Nashville Predators to a two-year contract.|
|9/22/2006||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|9/04/2006||Invited to training camp by the Nashville Predators.|
|7/04/2013||Boston Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.|
|2/18/2011||Atlanta Thrashers traded Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik to the Boston Bruins for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart.|
|1/10/2009||Claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Thrashers from the Nashville Predators.|
|1/17/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Nashville Predators.|
Rich Peverley on a three game streak | 11/29/2013 11:28 PM
NewsRich Peverley scored his fifth goal of the season in the Stars' 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago Friday night.
ImpactPeverley now has a three game points streak going and has 12 points through 23 games so far.
Rich Peverley gets an assist in blowout loss | 11/24/2013 9:41 AM
NewsRich Peverley registered an assist in the Stars' 6-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactPeverley has four goals and 10 points in 21 games this season. He also got into a fight, which is rare for him. Even after getting punished for that, Peverley has collected just seven penalty minutes in 2013-14.
Peverley scores in Stars' win | 11/14/2013 2:25 AM
NewsRich Peverley scored a goal in Dallas' 3-0 win over Edmonton Wednesday night.
ImpactPeverley scored the opening goal at 10:35 of the first period, beating Jeff Petry to a loose puck at the side of the net and lifting a sharp-angle shot over Devan Dubnyk. Peverley now has four goals and five assists in 17 games. Antoine Roussel had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars.
Stars have made use of Peverley's versatility | 11/11/2013 11:43 AM
NewsRich Peverley has played all over the Dallas lineup early into this season.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThe versatile veteran has lined up as a left winger, a right winger and at center. He's played on three of the four lines and he was recently moved to the point on the top power-play unit. "I've played every position, at least as a forward, so I'm used to jumping all over the place," said Peverley. "I played the point on the power play in Boston for a couple of years, so I know how to do that. I played the point in Nashville, too, so I have a lot of experience in a lot of different situations." He has three goals and eight points in 16 games this year.
Peverley back on top line with Benn & Seguin | 11/09/2013 1:41 PM
NewsRich Peverley is back on Dallas' top line alongside Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn.
Mike Heika Twitter
ImpactThe Stars' coaching staff had been experimenting with the third member of that unit but seem to have settled back once again on Peverley. If he was dropped during the line shuffle last week, pick him up .
Rich Peverley nets OT winner vs. Red Wings | 11/08/2013 10:25 AM
NewsRich Peverley recorded another extra time winner for Dallas on Thursday night.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactThis time his winning goal will help out his fantasy owners, as it came in overtime to give Dallas a 4-3 win over Detroit. Peverley's other winner came versus Boston on Tuesday in a shootout. He has three markers and eight points in 15 games.
Rich Peverley scores SO winner against Bruins | 11/06/2013 6:52 AM
NewsRich Peverley potted the game-winning goal in Tuesday's shootout win over Boston.
Impact"I think I was more nervous for this game than I was for any of the Stanley Cup finals," said the former Bruins forward. "It was emotional for me. But it was fun to be here." Peverley had one shot and a minus-2 rating in the match. In 14 games this season, he has two goals and seven points.
Rich Peverley grabs two points in Stars' loss | 10/20/2013 1:19 AM
NewsRich Peverley notched a goal and an assist during the Dallas Stars' 5-2 loss in Los Angeles Saturday night.
ImpactThey were his second goal and second assist of the season. Tyler Seguin also scored for the Stars, his fourth of the season.
Peverley scores in Stars' loss | 10/16/2013 3:54 AM
NewsRich Peverley scored a goal as the Stars lost to the Avalanche 3-2 Tuesday night.
ImpactThe Stars opened the scoring at 4:18 of the first period on a breakaway by Peverley. It was his first goal as a Star and his second point of the season. Cody Eakin also tallied for the Stars.
Rich Peverley will play on Stars' first line | 10/11/2013 4:17 PM
NewsRich Peverley will serve on the team's top line on Friday.
ImpactThis is obviously a pretty big opportunity for Peverley, who usually gets bottom-six minutes. He certainly has more offensive upside than your typical third liner, but we aren't confident this will be anything other than a short-term assignment.
Rich Peverley might move up to first line | 10/09/2013 6:00 PM
NewsStars coach Lindy Ruff is toying with the idea of moving Rich Peverley to the top line.
ImpactPeverley would play alongside Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. "We used that in yesterday's practice. I think it kind of balances the size out on the lines," Ruff said. "We talked about it again today and we'll talk about it again tomorrow morning, but I think it's a look we are going to take a peek at." Such a move would obviously boost Peverley's fantasy value, but we doubt it would be a long-term change.
Peverley to start season on fourth line | 10/05/2013 8:46 AM
NewsRich Peverley will play on the fourth line on Saturday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactPeverley missed most of training camp and the first game of the season due to an irregular heartbeat that required a procedure in mid-September. He will line up between Antoine Roussel and Ryan Garbutt. The Stars struggled on the power play Thursday with no shots on goal in 5:08 minutes of pp time. Peverley saw a lot of power play ice time in Boston last season, finishing eighth in TOI and tied for third in power play goals on the ice for. Look for Peverley to see some extra time on the second power play for Dallas this season. He could get 45-plus points once he is 100 percent and moves up to a scoring line.
Rich Peverley is expected to return Saturday | 10/04/2013 1:46 PM
NewsRich Peverley is expected to return to Dallas' lineup on Saturday after sitting out Tuesday's opener due to an irregular heartbeat.
Mike Heika on Twitter
ImpactHe skated on the team's fourth line during Friday's practice. Peverley's versatility should allow him to move up the club's depth chart even if he does start out as the Stars' fourth-line center.
Rich Peverley may miss start of the season | 09/25/2013 9:34 AM
NewsRich Peverley (irregular heartbeat)is projected to sit out the first game of the regular season.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe may have to miss more games as a result of an irregular heartbeat, which required a procedure a couple of weeks ago. Peverley is hoping to return in early October.
Rich Peverley (heart) skates with Stars | 09/17/2013 6:41 PM
NewsRich Peverley (irregular heartbeat) was on the ice with the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactPeverley underwent a procedure for the heart problem and is also on blood thinners. He thinks he should be able to return in early October. "A couple of days last week, I was feeling a little bit like my heart was racing," he said. "I think people hear it's a heart thing and they think it's life-threatening. It's not. Normal people have it, and they can go through daily life." Peverley hasn't been cleared for contact yet.
R. Peverley (heart) might miss Stars' opener | 09/13/2013 12:19 PM
NewsRich Peverley underwent a procedure for an irregular heartbeat.
Mark Stepneski on Twitter
ImpactPeverley had an electrocardiography test on Thursday that displayed a "blip." He's expected to miss three weeks, so there's a decent chance he won't play in the Dallas Stars' season opener.
Stars' Rich Peverley out after 'blip' on EKG | 09/12/2013 12:48 PM
NewsRich Peverley was held out of Thursday's session after his electrocardiography test displayed a 'blip.'
Mike Heika on Twitter
ImpactThe Stars will examine him further, but for now you should consider him as day-to-day. Peverley was acquired from Boston as part of the blockbuster seven-player with Boston that saw Tyler Seguin head to Dallas and Loui Eriksson go to the Bruins.
Rich Peverley has plug-in potential in Dallas | 08/27/2013 12:16 PM
NewsRich Peverley might end up playing right wing on the top line of the Dallas Stars this season.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactIf he plays alongside Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn then he could help out Seguin on faceoffs and provide the trio with a solid defensive presence. If the Stars decide to give a first line spot to rookie Valeri Nichushkin or Erik Cole instead then Peverley might be a good fit between Ray Whitney and Alex Chiasson as a second-line center. He could also end up on the third line alongside Cody Eakin. Keep an eye on where Peverley ends up after training camp. If he plays with Benn and Seguin then he's worth taking a flier on.
R. Peverley looking forward to joining Stars | 07/05/2013 9:17 AM
NewsRich Peverley is excited to be part of the revamped Dallas Stars.
Fort-Worth Star Telegram
Impact"Bringing in new management and coaches, everyone is going to be really motivated to take the team to another level," Peverley said. "I'm really excited about the opportunity and hopefully it works out great." Peverley's talent for winning faceoffs should greatly benefit the Stars. He's likely to serve as either the team's second or third line center.
Rich Peverley heads to Dallas in big trade | 07/04/2013 3:36 PM
NewsRich Peverley has been dealt to Dallas as part of Thursday's big Loui Eriksson-Tyler Seguin trade.
ImpactThe trade involved seven players. Peverley didn't have a productive 2013 season. He registered just six goals and 18 points in 47 games during the regular season and he added only two markers in 21 playoff matches. He could provide the Stars with some much-needed center depth, but if they play him on the wing then he might skate alongside Jamie Benn or Tyler Seguin as a top-six forward.
Rich Peverley ends lengthy goal drought | 06/20/2013 6:25 AM
NewsRich Peverley potted his first goal Wednesday night since Game 3 of the opening round against Toronto.
ImpactHe had gone 16 straight postseason contests without finding the back of the entering Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Peverley tallied a power-play marker in the first period to even the score at 1-1 after one period. The Bruins went on to lose the match 6-5 in overtime. Peverley has been on Boston's fourth line during even strength situations and he has just two points in 19 games during the 2013 playoffs.
Peverley, Chris Kelly lines remain intact | 06/12/2013 2:27 PM
NewsRich Peverley is expected to stay between Kaspars Daugavins and Tyler Seguin in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
CSN New England
ImpactThe trio ended Round 3 together and Chris Kelly played on the fourth line with Shawn Thornton and Daniel Paille. The changes were made after Gregory Campbell's season-ending injury in Game 3 against Pittsburgh. Boston's lineup isn't expected to change going into Wednesday night's meeting versus Chicago.
Rich Peverley continues to struggle | 05/30/2013 10:16 AM
NewsRich Peverley has one goal in 11 playoff games.
ImpactCoach Claude Julien doesn't doubt that Peverley can contribute more offensively, but it's been a struggle for him all season. He had six goals and 18 points in 47 regular-season contests and he doesn't have a point in nine straight playoff games. Peverley also opened the postseason as a healthy scratch in Game 1 versus Toronto.
Peverley's return fails to spark third line | 05/06/2013 9:34 AM
NewsRich Peverley logged 13:42 of ice time in his return to Boston's lineup Saturday night in Game 2.
ImpactThe Bruins are still waiting to get some offense out of their third line, which has been sore spot for the club all year. The thought was that Jaromir Jagr would help add some scoring punch alongside Peverley and Chris Kelly, but that is yet to happen. Jagr, Peverley, Kelly and Kaspars Daugavins, who played instead of Peverley in Game 1 against Toronto, don't have a point in Boston's first-round series.
No word if Peverley draws in for Game 2 | 05/04/2013 10:19 AM
NewsThere is no word yet as to whether Rich Peverley will draw back into the Bruin lineup for Game 2 against Toronto Saturday night.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch for Boston's convincing 4-1 win in Game 1. That said, he was practising on the Bruins' third line during scrimmages Friday. We suspect Peverley will sit out another game but may get a chance when the series moves to Toronto.
Rich Peverley likely to be scratched Weds. | 05/01/2013 12:27 PM
NewsRich Peverley joined Kaspars Daugavins, Jaromir Jar and Chris Kelly on the third line for Wednesday's morning skate.
ImpactDaugavins took the first shift which suggests he'll play and Peverley would sit as a healthy scratch in Game 1.
Will the B's sit Rich Peverley in Game 1? | 05/01/2013 9:42 AM
NewsRich Peverley's presence on the fifth line during Tuesday's practice raised some eyebrows, but coach Claude Julien hasn't committed to his lineup yet for Wednesday night's playoff opener.
ImpactPeverley could be made a healthy scratch for Game 1, but Julien expects to get back to relying on him at some point in the series. "There's no doubt, when he looks at his stats, it's disappointing. We all know that Pevs is a better player than he's shown," Julien said. "But I think he's been getting better lately and skating a lot better than he has all year. . . . We certainly have hopes of him being a good player for us in the playoffs." He has also been a decent postseason performer in his career while picking up 19 points in 38 contests.
Rich Peverley ends scoring slump | 04/28/2013 8:55 AM
NewsRich Peverley ended his seven-game pointless slump on Saturday.
CSN New England
ImpactPeverley recorded an assist in the second period and finished the game with a plus-two rating. He also was charged with a tripping penalty in the third period, which helped most fantasy owners, but ultimately cost the Bruins the lead in their eventual 3-2 overtime loss.
Rich Peverley ends 10-game goal drought | 04/10/2013 9:50 AM
NewsRich Peverley ended a 10-game goalless slump with his fifth goal in Monday's win over Carolina.
ImpactHe also added an assist in the contest. Peverley has been disappointing offensively this campaign with just 14 points in 37 contests. The Bruins need him to step up with Patrice Bergeron sidelined and he's hoping he can build off this with 10 games remaining in the regular season.
Rich Peverley moves up into B's top six group | 04/03/2013 7:49 AM
NewsRich Peverley played between Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe moved up from the third line after Patrice Bergeron was injured in the second period. Peverley has not had a memorable season with just four goals and 12 points in 34 games. If he can stay up with Seguin and Marchand for however long Bergeron is sidelined then his fantasy value could get a boost.
Peverley's benching a message to others, too | 03/23/2013 8:44 AM
NewsRich Peverley's benching on Thursday was a move that not only sent a message to him but also other struggling Bruins.
ImpactPeverley has nine points and is a minus-nine in 28 games, but there are other Bruins in a rut, too. Milan Lucic has no goals in 14 games, Nathan Horton has one goal in 12 games and Brad Marchand has one in his last nine games. "The longer you go with that, the more it weighs on you," said coach Claude Julien. "That's a natural thing, Nathan and Looch were guys who were scoring quite a bit at the beginning; now they've been a little cool. ... I want to see them work through it. ... "I thought they worked a little harder (against the Senators). Now they've got to carry that into the next game. If they don't, they go back to square one."
Rich Peverley a healthy scratch for 1st time | 03/22/2013 8:29 AM
NewsRich Peverley was a healthy scratch Thursday for the first time as a member of the Boston Bruins.
ImpactPeverley was replaced by minor-league call-up Ryan Spooner, who was initially recalled to sub for the injured David Krejci. "I really felt that [Spooner] played well enough that he deserved another look," coach Claude Julien said. "I think it's obvious to everybody that Rich is struggling a little bit. Sometimes you've got to make those kinds of decisions, hoping that maybe it gives him the jolt he needs to get himself going." Spooner spent much of the game playing on the fourth line and neither he nor Peverley is much of a fantasy option at this point.
Rich Peverley may center 2nd line Tuesday | 03/19/2013 7:15 AM
NewsRich Peverley is being penciled in to center Boston's second line if David Krejci can't dress Tuesday night.
ImpactThat could place the versatile forward between Nathan Horton and Milan Lucic, with minor-league call-up Ryan Spooner playing on the third line with Jay Pandolfo and Jordan Caron.
Boston looks for consistency from third line | 02/19/2013 8:37 AM
NewsRich Peverley has notched just two goals and three assists in 13 games this season.
ImpactThe Bruins have been able to count on their third line for offense in the past, but this season has been a struggle for them. Chris Kelly has no goals and four assists on the year, while Chris Bourque hasn't cemented his spot with only one marker and three points over 12 appearances.
Peverley nets OT winner, prepares for return | 01/04/2013 4:32 PM
NewsRich Peverley scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist to give JYP Jyvaskyla a 3-2 victory versus Ilves on Friday.
Matias Strozyk on Twitter
ImpactHe now has nine goals and 23 points in 28 games with his Finnish lockout club. According to Matias Strozyk of Eliteprospects.com, Peverley will play his final game with JYP on Saturday and return to North America to see what direction the work stoppage goes.
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Nov 29||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Col||Nov 1||2|
|Points||2||2 times-last:vs. Col||last:Nov 1||2|
|Penalty Minutes||5||at StL||Nov 23||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||2 times-last:vs. Col||last:Nov 1||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||27 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 7||1|
|Power Play Points||0||27 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 7||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||27 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||27 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 7||2|
|Shots||5||3 times-last:at Edm||last:Nov 13||6|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Atl/Bos)|
|Penalty Minutes||37||2010-11 (Atl/Bos)|
|Power Play Goals||7||2009-10 (Atl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Atl/Bos)|
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