UFA of the Day: David Perron

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Every day until June 30, we’ll write about a pending unrestricted free agent. Today’s UFA of the Day is…

David Perron

He’s already played for four teams, and that makes it easy to forget he’s only 28 years old. But he’s in the same age bracket as UFA wingers like Milan Lucic and Kyle Okposo, a couple of years younger than the likes of Loui Eriksson and Andrew Ladd.

In January, Perron was traded for the third time in his career. He went from Pittsburgh, where he struggled early this season, to Anaheim, where he got the “change of scenery” he apparently needed and scored an impressive eight goals in 28 games.

“He’s still a young guy,” said Ducks GM Bob Murray at the time of the acquisition. “He’s definitely been streaky, but he’s definitely skilled.”

Murray said recently that he’d like to re-sign Perron, but with the right to test the market, Perron might have other ideas. The Montreal Canadiens are reportedly interested in him, and that could be enticing for the Sherbrooke, Quebec, native.

A left-winger, Perron would make sense for the Habs. He could potentially play on the second line, behind first-line sniper Max Pacioretty.

Perron’s expiring contract had a cap hit of $3.8 million. His actual salary last year was $4.5 million.

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