Mathieu Perreault retires from NHL, moving to broadcasting

Posted: 11/09/2022 in NHL
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Winger Mathieu Perreault is calling it quits on his playing career after 13 NHL seasons and is joining TVA Sports as a broadcaster, according to a release from the TV network.

The Quebec native was an unrestricted free agent. He played out the 2021-22 campaign with the Montreal Canadiens, logging four goals and five assists in 25 contests.

Perreault spent most of his NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets, where he enjoyed some of his best statistical seasons. He logged a career-best 45 points in 65 contests during the 2016-17 campaign and scored a career-high 18 goals in 2014-15.

The 34-year-old scored four goals in a game against the Florida Panthers in January 2015 and became the first player in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers history to accomplish the feat since Ilya Kovalchuk in 2005.

Perreault hit the 15-goal mark five times during his NHL tenure and eclipsed 40 points in a single season on four occasions.

Selected by the Capitals in the sixth round of the 2006 draft, Perreault spent four seasons in Washington before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks prior to the 2013-14 campaign. After one season in California, Perreault signed with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent.

Known for his versatility and energy on the ice, Perreault potted 143 goals and 209 assists over 708 regular-season games. He added 16 points in 51 playoff contests.

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