Rich Peverley is set to become the latest Bruin playing abroad as various sources report the 30-year-old center will soon join JYP Jyvaskyla of the SM-liiga.
Peverley is coming off a highly successful 2011-12 campaign with the Bs, despite missing 19 games with a sprained MCL. He posted the second-highest assist total of his career (31) in just 57 games and led the Bruins in postseason scoring, with five points.
All this came after signing a three-year, $9.75 million extension with Boston in October.
It’s not a huge surprise that Peverley joined this particular Finnish team. Jyvaskyla employs two of his ex-mates — former Thrashers teammate Eric Perrin and former Predators/Milwaukee Admirals teammate Ramzi Abid.
With the move, Peverley becomes the third Bruin to cross the Atlantic, joining Tyler Seguin (ECH Biel, Switzerland) and Andrew Ference (Mountfield Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic).
Center David Krejci is also reportedly in talks with Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga, but is still in the process of figuring out insurance.