Mathieu Perreault Officially Retires From NHL

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Elite Prospects confirmed on Thursday that former Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault has officially retired from the NHL. Perreault, 34, played 13 seasons in the League, including four seasons with the Washington Capitals.

Perreault played for the Capitals from 2009-10 through 2012-13. He was drafted by the Capitals in the fifth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. He was also part of the Hershey Bears Calder Cup winning teams in 2008-09 and 2009-10.

The Caps traded Perreault before the 2013-14 season to the Anaheim Ducks. He has also played for the Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens placed forward Perreault on waivers on March 16 of this year.

In 701 career NHL games with Washington, Anaheim, Winnipeg and Montreal, Perreault recorded 349 points (142 goals, 207 assists).

Perreault will join La Poche Bleue radio show on the French-speaking TVA Sports network this coming season.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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4 Responses to Mathieu Perreault Officially Retires From NHL

  1. Anonymous says:

    Loved Marty P.

  2. Greg M says:

    Best accent the Caps have had. Best of luck.

  3. steven says:

    Another young player traded from the Caps and they receiven nothing of value in return. Bruce was able to really fleece Washeven if he only kept mathieu for 1 year we receiven nothing of use for a good secondary scorer. He has a good career and hope that he gets into coaching as he would be a good one.

  4. Captain Phil Martin says:

    I think Mathieu Perreault’s career really illustrates the depth NHL teams have. I see several bottom 6 capable Washington Capitals forward prospects currently at Hershey or recently promoted, like Leason, Snively, AJF, Pilon and the Capitals have some top 6 talent as well in McMichale, Miroshnichenko(who may be a star), Lapierre and Protas. Mathieu Perreault is just an example of what happens when late round NHL draft prospects are given a chance.
    Defensivily the consensus is the Capitals lack that star defensive propect but they do have solid 2nd and 3rd line NHL capable blue liners in Iorio, Johansen, Alexeyev , and Chesley and most observers agree Clay Stevenson is a very promising goalie prospect. So despite Washington having a lower prospect rating pool according to most observers I think they are better off than many suspect. The Wilson Ovechkin Kuzy line is still productive and I would bet will continue to be for the next couple of years. Mantha and Strome have the potential to ensure the Capitals 2nd line is productive for the next few years so for those who keep closing the window on the team I would urge them to wait and see how Kuemper perfroms in goal and if the capitals prospects can emulate a career like Perreault. My money is on the Caps being Stanely Cup competitive for years to come. I wish Perreault a great future and thank him for his years as a Washington Capital.

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