Edmonton Oilers forward Corey Perry addressing the media
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Corey Perry Reveals the Surprising Reason He Chose the Edmonton Oilers

Published January 26, 2024 at 12:19

Corey Perry has had an odd season, and has now signed a new contract. The Hart winner has now revealed why he chose the Edmonton Oilers.

Despite Offers From Many Teams (Per Insider Frank Seravalli), Perry Chose the Edmonton Oilers

His controversial file, which spurred off a mysterious termination from the Chicago Blackhawks, made him a free agent mid-season.

While the Rangers, Lightning, and Wild all reportedly kicked tires on Perry, he ultimately did choose the Oilers, who released this statement following his signing:

EDMONTON, AB – The Edmonton Oilers and free-agent forward Corey Perry have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $775,000 plus performance bonuses.

The 38-year-old right-winger has played 1,273 career NHL regular season games, scoring 421 goals and 471 assists for 892 points. Perry has also played 196 career playoff games, recording 53 goals and 71 assists for 124 points.

During the 2010-11 season with the Anaheim Ducks, the Peterborough, Ont. native scored 50 goals and 98 points to win the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal-scorer, plus the Hart Memorial Trophy as league MVP.

Perry won the 2007 Stanley Cup with the Ducks and also played in three consecutive Stanley Cup Final series with the Dallas Stars (2020), Montreal Canadiens (2021) and Tampa Bay Lightning (2022).

He also captured Olympic gold medals with Team Canada in 2010 (Vancouver) and 2014 (Sochi).

Perry will be the first player in Oilers history to wear jersey number 90.

Perry Gets Honest About Why the Edmonton Oilers Were His Destination

In an interview with Oilers media, Perry revealed the real reason he has chosen to become an Edmonton Oiler:

«When you have a 6 year old kid you tend to follow Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers» - Corey Perry | 📸: @edmontonoilers

#hockey #nhl #oilers #oilersnation #edmontonoilers

Hopefully Perry's kid will be happy to meet the Oilers crew!
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