This marks the fourth stint in Reading for Perry, a 10th-year pro from Ingleside, Ontario. Last season, Perry registered 13 points (2g-11a) and 73 penalty minutes in 66 regular-season games with the Royals. He played in 12 of the team’s postseason games and picked up a pair of points (0g-2a) and 10 penalty minutes. Perry has now played a total of 134 career games with the Royals, which is tied for 14th place in all-time regular-season games played with the team. He has also appeared in 36 career playoff games with Reading.
Perry first joined the Royals late in the 2009-10 season on assignment from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. He played five regular-season games that year for Reading and was an integral member of the Royals’ squad that advanced to Game 7 of the American Conference Finals before getting knocked out one game shy of the Kelly Cup Finals. Perry signed with Reading for the 2010-11 season and served as an anchor defenseman for the team, racking up 22 points (4g-18a) and a team-leading 115 penalty minutes, while playing to a +9 in 63 games.
Perry then took his talents abroad for four seasons, playing primarily in the Supreme Hockey League (based in Eurasia), while also earning a stint in the KHL. Over those four years (2011-15), he played 145 regular-season games in central Asia. Perry’s most notable year in Eurasia may have been 2012-13 when his team, Saryarka Karagandy, won the VHL regular season title and advanced to the playoff championship finals before getting knocked off.
Perry, who has 107 AHL games under his belt, kicked off his pro career in 2007-08 with the Columbia Inferno. In 441 total pro regular-season games, Perry has racked up 118 points (28g-90a) and 568 penalty minutes. Prior to turning pro, Perry played three seasons of major junior in the Ontario Hockey League and was a member of the 2006-07 London Knights who won the OHL regular season championship. In 163 total games of major junior, Perry registered 51 points (6g-45a) and 340 penalty minutes.