Photo credit: David Zalubowski
Three days after he was traded by the Washington Capitals, Mathieu Perreault made his debut for the Anaheim Ducks. He centered Anaheim’s second line and skated with young stud Jakob Silfverberg and future hall-of-famer Teemu Selanne, so maybe no more feeling sorry for him.
Perreault’s performance was about as good as it could be in a lopsided 6-1 loss in which your papa bear head coach got assaulted by a pane of glass.
In 15:14 of ice time, the tiny French-Canadian won 13 of 16 face-offs (81%), had one hit, and created a bunch of chances. He wore #22 (looks so weird) and got a hair cut.
Anaheim fans were impressed with his play.
@DucksFanZone VERY impressed with Perreault. Especially considering he only joined the team on the ice, oh, YESTERDAY. Good pickup IMO
— Chris G (@ValarDohaeris13) October 3, 2013
something positive? the Silfverberg-Perreault-Selanne is gonna be sooo good! #NHLDucks
— Jon San Agustin (@jonsanagustin) October 3, 2013
Here's a few positives from tonight: #TheVatman, Perreault will be a great energy player, Getzlaf looked great, Allen did too.
— Puq OT (@PuqOT) October 3, 2013
Judging by the below video, they are absolutely right.
Way to go, Perry.
Here are a few more pics from the game. And reminder: I wanna see some Perry Celly cut-outs tonight during warm-ups.
Photo credit: Chris Humphreys
Photo credit: Michael Martin
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