Mathieu Perreault retires after 13 seasons in the NHL


Mathieu Perreault retired from the NHL after 13 seasons on Thursday. He will join the TVA Sports television network.

Perreault, 34, spent last season with the Montreal Canadiens. He had nine points (four goals, five assists) in 25 games. He signed a one-year contract worth $950,000 with the Habs on July 29, 2021.

Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round (177th overall) in 2006, Perreault has 352 points (143 goals, 209 assists) in 708 career games with the Capitals, Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg Jets and Canadians. He added 16 points (five goals, 11 assists) in 51 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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“We wish a happy retirement to Mathieu Perreault and congratulate him on his 13-year career in the NHL,” the Canadiens wrote in a message posted on Twitter on Thursday.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: We wish Mathieu Perreault a happy retirement and congratulate him on his 13 season career in the NHL. 👏Wishing Mathieu Perreault a happy retirement and congratulations on a 13-season NHL career. pic.twitter.com/30g8ZuyivP

Perreault had his career-best season in the NHL in 2016-17, with 45 points (13 goals, 32 assists) in 65 games with the Jets. He broke the 40-point plateau in four consecutive seasons between 2013-14 and 2016-17 – once with the Ducks and three times with the Jets.

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