Keeping Up With The Perry’s

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corey perry london knights alumniThey didn’t all play together at the same time and only two were brothers, but the London Knights had three Perrys play for the Ontario Hockey League team in the 2000’s. All three are still active in professional hockey.

Brothers Corey and Adam (A.J.) Perry and unrelated Todd Perry (An updated article on this player is available here: Todd Perry) all played prominant roles for the Knights over the team’s decade of non-stop success. The brothers were both Knights in 2004-05 when the team won the OHL championship then went on to win the Memorial Cup.

Todd Perry played three seasons in the OHL from 2004-05 to 2006-07. His first two season were with the Barrie Colts and his last was with, of course, the Knights. A solid defenceman, Todd played a season with the Columbia Inferno of the ECHL before spending the past three seasons with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

Adam Perry played four seasons in the OHL from 2004-05 to 2007-08. He was with the Knights until halfway through the 2007-08 season when he was traded to the Belleville Bulls. He helped the Bulls make a long playoff run which would see them eventually lose out to the Kitchener Rangers in the OHL finals. Adam’s best season was 2006-07, with the Knights, when he scored 45 goals and added 42 assists for 87 points.

Adam split the 2008-09 season between the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL and the Arizona Sundogs of the CHL. This season he is having a great year with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL.

Corey Perry played his OHL career with the Knights from 2001-02 to 2004-05. In 2003-04, he was second in league scoring behind

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Adam Perry with the Belleville Bulls

Corey Locke of the Ottawa 67’s with 113 points. That total was enough to win him the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy for most points by a right winger.

In 2004-05, Corey would put in 47 goals and add 83 assists for 130 points which would easily make him OHL scoring champion. Of course, this would make him again the Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy winner. Other accolades would include the Red Tilson Trophy as OHL MVP and the Wayne Gretzky 99 Award for OHL playoff MVP.

Corey has gone on to be a top player on the Anaheim Ducks of the NHL and was an integral part of the recent Team Canada goal medal performance at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Interestingly, there was a fourth unrelated Perry that played for the Knights todd perry london knights alumniin the 1993-94 season. Sean Perry played just 22 games in the OHL and his professional career would end in 2002-03.

 

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