Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Corey Perry
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Corey Perry Opens Up For The First Time Since Blackhawks Saga

Published January 22, 2024 at 5:08 PM

Corey Perry finally rejoined the NHL yesterday when the Edmonton Oilers agreed to a one-year deal with the veteran forward for the remainder of the season.

Perry Speaks To Media Following Contract Signing With Oilers

Today the team held a press conference with Perry, giving him the opportunity to address the media for the first time since his contract was terminated by the Chicago Blackhawks last year. During the event, Perry addressed the contract termination with Chicago and stressed his personal emphasis on making things right and making himself a better and healthier person.

Fans seemed to be happy with the press conference as the Oilers continue to win. There is a growing excitement in Edmonton that the team could be legitimate Cup contenders this year, especially with the addition of Perry.

That Corey Perry presser was so good. He looks happy and healthy and raring to go. We might have just stole a very big upgrade from the league
@EdmontonOilers welcome to Oil Country Perry. I've hated you your whole career, but you're on our team now!

Oilers Looking To Avoid Distractions With Perry Following Signing

Meanwhile, Ken Holland and the Oilers are doing everything in their power to ensure that there are no distractions with Perry. The team reportedly did their due diligence before signing him.

The addition of Corey Perry comes with a concern that unneeded distractions follow him in Edmonton but as @TSNRyanRishaug explains, the team did its due diligence and hopes that Perry's #StanleyCup pedigree can help a team with high expectations:

That being said, Perry certainly has a history at this point. Hopefully his antics will be strictly limited to on ice incidents going forward.

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1st round exit8318 %
2nd round exit11825.6 %
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