Dallas Stars Daily Links: Getting to Know Corey Perry

Learn a bit more about Stars fans’ favorite UFA signing. Plus, Seattle will soon name their first GM, several restricted free agents get new deals, and more.

Last week, we got to know more about new Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski. Today, let’s learn about the other, far more popular, UFA signing — Corey Perry.

As you’re probably aware by now, Perry signed a one-year “prove it” deal with the Stars after getting bought out by the Anaheim Ducks. He’s been held back due to injuries the past couple seasons, but the veteran forward has faith he can bounce back:

“Physically, I feel great,” Perry said after signing with the Stars. “I’m 100 percent and the knee feels 100 percent. I’ve already started skating, so it’s definitely going to be hopefully a great year for me and a bounce back year. I’m ready to prove people wrong.”

It’ll be interesting to see where Perry fits into the Stars’ lineup. Most believe he’ll be a decent bottom-six option, but it’s possible he could see top-six minutes. After all, he does have experience playing with captain Jamie Benn before on Team Canada:

“Jamie and I played in Sochi on a line with [Ryan Getzlaf] and we had great chemistry,” Perry said. “When I left there, I thought the world of him. He’s a heck of a hockey player, and to be on the same team again, hopefully we can rekindle that kind of experience.”

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