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MINNESOTA WILD VS ANAHEIM DUCKS IN WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom stops a shot by Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry during the first period of game two of the NHL Western Conference quarterfinals on April 13, 2007 in Anaheim, California. (UPI Photo/Phil McCarten)
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Corey Perry (born May 16, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), he captured a Memorial Cup with the London Knights and a gold medal with Team Canada at the World Junior Championships during his major junior career. He was selected by the Ducks 28th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and won the Stanley Cup with the club in 2007. In 2010, he won the Olympic Gold Medal with Canada at the Vancouver Games. Perry won the Hart Trophy as the National Hockey League MVP for the 2010-11 season.

Perry grew up playing hockey with the Peterborough Minor Petes AAA organization of the OMHA in the Eastern AAA league. In 2001, Perry led his Petes to a victory in the inaugural OHL Cup Bantam AAA championship held in Peterborough.

After a standout minor hockey career, Perry was drafted fifth overall into the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) by the London Knights in the 2001 Priority Draft. He immediately produced at a point-per-game pace the Knights, recording 59 points in 60 games in his rookie season. The following year, his NHL draft year, Perry improved to 78 points and was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Perry attended Saunders Secondary School in London as he remained with the Knights for two more seasons and was nearly traded by the Ducks in the NHL season immediately after his draft. It was reported that Perry was to be sent to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Mike Comrie, but the trade never materialized as Oilers' GM Kevin Lowe asked Comrie to repay a portion of his bonus money.

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