Corey Perry Becomes the First Player in NHL History to Play in a Stanley Cup Final with 5 Different Franchises

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Corey Perry Makes NHL History

Corey Perry’s track record in the Stanley Cup Final has been a subject of debate, with some considering him to be a curse due to his lack of wins in his last three appearances. However, there’s no denying that he has a knack for reaching the final stage. Following Edmonton’s 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night, they have secured their place in the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers, with the series set to start on Saturday night at 8:00 PM ET. This will mark Corey Perry’s 5th Stanley Cup Final appearance, having previously attained a record of 1-3 in the final. Despite being scratched from the lineup by Coach Knoblauch multiple times during this year’s playoffs, Perry’s proven value as a player makes it unlikely for him to sit out in the upcoming series against the Florida Panthers. He has consistently demonstrated his ability to generate crucial net-front goals and create screens, skills that will be valuable against the Panthers’ resilient defense.

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Corey Perry Makes NHL History

Corey Perry’s Recent Final Appearances

The majority of his Stanley Cup Final appearances have occurred within the last 5 seasons. In 2020, he made it to the Cup Final with the Dallas Stars in the bubble but unfortunately lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The following season, he joined Montreal and once again reached the Cup Final, only to suffer another defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ironically, the next year he joined Tampa and faced a loss against the dominant Colorado Avalanche in the 2022 Cup Final. Despite this recent string of bad luck, I don’t believe in jinxing or bad luck, and I see him as a valuable addition to the deep Oilers team in Edmonton.

Going Back to 2007

Corey Perry secured his first Stanley Cup Final victory during his debut appearance in the finals with the Anaheim Ducks back in 2007. The Ducks triumphed over the Ottawa Senators in that memorable Cup Final series, with Scott Niedermayer clinching the Conn Smythe trophy. Perry dedicated 14 seasons to the Anaheim Ducks from 2005 to 2019, before embarking on a journey across the league. With perseverance and skill, Perry is aiming for success at age 39, in what could be his second Cup, seeking to conclude an illustrious career on a high note.

Compared Against the Greats

Stats this Year with Edmonton:

Corey Perry (2023-2024 Season): 8 Goals, 5 Assists (13 Points) – 38 Games Played

Edmonton’s Head Coach Kris Knoblauch on Corey Perry

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