Mathieu Perreault
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
BIRTHDATE: 01/05/1988
AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Drummondville, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: WSH: 2006-177 overall
QMJHL First All-Star Team (2007) QMJHL Player of the Year (2007) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2008) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2007, 2008) Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), November 24, 2012. Traded to Anaheim by Washington for John Mitchell and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded back to Anaheim, later traded to Dallas Dallas selected Brent Moran) in 2014 Entry Draft, September 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, July 1, 2014.
Perreault, 25 (1/5/88), has appeared in 159 career NHL games with Washington, scoring 33-37=70 points with a +17 rating and 70 penalty minutes (PIM). He has also played 11 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Capitals, posting 1-3=4 points. Perreault has won over half of his faceoff attempts in each of his first two full NHL seasons, going a combined 397-for-776 (51.2) since 2011-12.

Selected by Washington in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Perreault made his NHL debut in 2009-10 under current Anaheim Head Coach Bruce Boudreau. He set several career highs in 2011-12, including goals (16), assists (14), points (30), plus/minus (+9) and games played (64). Perreault appeared in 39 games with the Capitals last season, earning 6-11=17 points with a +7 rating and 20 PIM. He played in all seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal games against the New York Rangers, co-leading the team in scoring (1-3=4), assists and plus/minus (+3).

A native of Drummondville, Quebec, Perreault played three seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with Acadie-Bathurst from 2005-08. He won the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the league’s leading scorer in 2007-08 (34-80=114 in 65 games) and earned the Michel Briere Trophy as the league’s MVP in 2006-07 after scoring 41-78=119 points in 67 games.