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NHL coach sends an open invite for Corey Perry to join their contending team

Published December 6, 2023 at 10:41

As Corey Perry's future in the NHL hangs in the balance after the Chicago Blackhawks terminated his contract last week, one coach is openly expressing his desire to see the veteran forward back on the ice. Dominique Ducharme, currently serving as an assistant coach for the Vegas Golden Knights, had a conversation about Perry's potential return to the league.

In an interview on TVA Sports, Ducharme, who previously coached Perry during their time together with the Montreal Canadiens, shared his sentiments with Jean-Charles Lajoie. Ducharme stated (translated from French by Hockeyfeed.com):

«I really hope he comes back. I hope he will sort out all the things he needs to sort out. Corey made a statement. He's going to handle this, he's a very proud guy, who's proud of his career and of himself. I am sure that he is not happy with the situation and that he will take the necessary measures. I only have good words for him.»

While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has yet to determine if Perry needs to have a conversation to resume his career, Ducharme's endorsement adds a positive note to the ongoing discussion about Perry's future.

Currently an unrestricted free agent, Perry is focusing on his recovery and family amid the uncertainty surrounding his career. In a statement following the termination of his contract with the Blackhawks, Perry expressed sincere apologies to the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization, fans, and his family, acknowledging the disappointment he caused.

Perry, with a history of success in the league, including a Stanley Cup championship, could potentially find redemption with another shot at a second championship. In his first season with the Blackhawks, Perry contributed four goals and five assists in 16 games, showcasing that he still has much to offer on the ice. As discussions surrounding his return unfold, Perry's journey becomes a compelling story of resilience and potential redemption in the NHL.
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NHL coach sends an open invite for Corey Perry to join their contending team

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