Corey Perry knows where to stand

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 05: Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) is shown prior to the NHL game between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars, held on March 5, 2020, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire)

Corey Perry comes to Montreal as a 35-year veteran. He knows very well that he will not have the same role he had when he played for the Anaheim Ducks. The new 94 of the Habs gave an interview about the role he will play for the Canadiens.

Objective: to break through the starting line-up every night

« As an athlete, you want to play every game and you have to prove yourself every day, » he acknowledged at a press briefing with Montreal journalists on Thursday. You have to improve every day. There are a lot of good players on this team and the positions are limited, but that’s a good thing. »

Corey Perry

Impressed by what he saw

Corey Perry says he is excited to be joining a promising team like the Canadiens. The CH is in the midst of a youth shift and the young players are starting to get comfortable on the ice.

« There’s speed and a lot of skill on the team and once you’re on the ice you notice that speed, » added Perry. « With what I’ve seen so far in the early days of training camp it’s exciting. »

Corey Perry

Helping youngblood to progress

Corey Perry did a lot of mileage in the NHL. Perry has played 1045 games, scored 377 goals and 420 assists for a total of 797 points. All of this experience will come in handy as the CH is mostly made up of young players who are just starting out in the league.

« I talk to them, watch them and help them with little plays, little tips, » said Perry, who will be playing in his 16th season in the National Hockey League. I will try to use everything I’ve learned to pass it on to them ».

Corey Perry

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