June 8, 2019 | 10:45pm ET
DUCKS TRYING TO TRADE PERRY
Corey Perry, right wing
Corey Perry’s future with the Anaheim Ducks might be coming to an end, as a report on Saturday revealed the team is trying to trade the 2011 NHL MVP.
Perry, 34, has two-years left on his contract, which comes with an $8.625 million salary cap hit. He also owns a full no-movement clause and would have to approve any deal the Ducks try to complete.
During Saturday’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN, Pierre LeBrun first reported the news that the Ducks are in trade talks with “a number of teams” and appear prepared to retain a portion of Perry’s contract if a deal gets worked out.
If the Ducks cannot find a trade partner, LeBrun reports the team would consider buying out Perry’s contract.
Trade talks are expected to pick up in the next two weeks, especially as we inch closer to the NHL Draft in Vancouver starting June 21.
Perry played in just 31 games with the Ducks this season, tallying just six goals and four assists for 10 points. His offensive production has dropped significantly over the years, prompting speculation his days in Anaheim might be numbered.
The native of London, Ontario, now ranks among the players on the TFP Off-Season Trade Watch list.
In 988 career NHL regular-season games, all with Anaheim, the former 50-goal scorer has accumulated 372 goals and 404 assists for 776 points.