On Wednesday, the Anaheim Ducks bought out of Corey Perry’s contract. He was one of the most iconic players in franchise history. Perry is 34 years old and he won a Stanley Cup title with Anaheim in 2007.
Corey Perry won the Hart Trophy in 2011. In 988 career games with the Ducks, he has scored 372 goals and recorded 404 assists. His plus/minus was 76.
Perry was a first-round pick by Anaheim in 2003. In 31 games played last season with the Anaheim Ducks, he scored six goals and recorded four assists. His plus/minus was -16.
In 118 career postseason games, Corey Perry scored 36 goals and recorded 53 assists. His plus/minus is even.
He had a meniscus and MCL injury that caused him to have surgery and miss the start of the 2018-2019 season.
What is going to happen now that he was bought out of his contract that had two years remaining on it?
Perry will most likely not retire and he will most likely sign with a contending team. The Toronto Maple Leafs, the Boston Bruins, the New York Islanders, the Nashville Predators, the Winnipeg Jets, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Calgary Flames, or the Edmonton Oilers could very well be some of teams that could be in play to sign him.
Corey Perry is not the player he once was but when he is healthy, it is possible Perry could score 15 to 20 goals a season.