Boston Bruins report card: No. 49 Rich Peverley
Throughout the offseason, Bruins Daily will be posting daily report cards on each individual members of the 2011-12 NHL season Boston Bruins.
In order of jersey number, each player will be highlighted. In today’s edition, we have No. 49, forward Rich Peverley.
Name: Rich Peverley
Weight: 195 lbs.
Contract: UFA in 2015-16
Cap hit: $3.25 per season
2011-12 NHL season stats:
Regular season: 57 GP, 11-31-42, plus-20, 22 PIM, 112 SOG
Post season: 7 GP, 3-2-5, even, 4 PIM, 17 SOG
When the Bruins acquired Rich Peverley last year Bruins fans must have thought it was just a minor move, but after watching him play for almost two years now, Peverley is proving to fans, teammates and coaches that he can be an intricate piece moving forward.
Pevs finished the year with 11 goals and 31 assists in 57 games while battling a knee injury that kept him out for almost a month. He was a plus 20 while on the ice and proved that his quickness and explosion to the net can be a real asset for the black and gold. Peverley proved to be a bright spot for the Bruins in the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs notching three goals and two assists in only seven games.
The 29-year-old center has proved he can put the puck in the back of the net and if this man stays healthy for the 2013 season, there is no doubt that he can be a 20 goal scorer.
Final Grade: B+
Rich Peverley is one of those guys that stays relatively quiet, goes about his business, and consistently produces for his hockey team. A unfortunate leg injury caused Peverley to miss substantial time during the season, but Peverley still managed to have himself a pretty good season.
In 57 games Pallie notched 31 assists, two shy of his career high which he set in the 2009-10 season with the Thrashers. Peverley skated in all 82 games that season.
For the second straight season, Peverley was great for the Bruins in the playoffs as he led the Bruins in post season points in the Bruins seven game series loss to the Capitals with five.
Final Grade: B
Mark’s Grade: B
Tim’s Grade: B
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