Washington Capitals
Winnipeg Jets
Mathieu Perreault
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MathieuPerreault
POSITION: Center
HEIGHT: 5' 10"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 185
BIRTHDATE: 01/05/1988
AGE: 26
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.
Career
2012-13
: Recorded 1g-1a, including GWG, on 4/23 vs. WPG ... Registered 2a on 4/13 vs. TB ... Tallied an assist on 4/7 vs. TB ... Collected a goal and an assist on 3/17 vs. BUF ... Scored a PPG on 3/9 at NYI ... Recorded a goal and an assist on 3/7 vs. FLA ... Scored a PPG on 2/21 vs. NJ ... Recorded first career 3-assist game on 2/14 at TB ... Scored a goal and recorded an assist on 2/9 vs. FLA ... Ranked T-1st on the team with 4 points during the postseason … Shared the team lead with a plus-3 rating in 7 playoff games vs. NYR.

2011-12: Set career highs in goals, assists and points ... Finished 1st on WSH in shooting percentage (26.7%)...T-4th on the team in GWG ... Scored the GWG on 4/7 at NYR ... Recorded an assist (14) on 4/2 in TB ... Tallied his 15th goal of the season on 3/31 vs. MTL ... Scored his 2nd PPG of the season on 3/25 vs. MIN ... PPG on 3/16 at WPG ... Scored a goal on 2/22 at OTT ... Scored the GWG on 2/7 vs. FLA ... Scored a goal on 1/31 at TB ... Tallied 1st career hat trick on 1/24 vs. BOS ... Recorded 2 assists on 1/22 at PIT ... Scored the GWG on 1/18 at MTL; won all 4 face-offs and collected 3 hits ... Scored 2 goals on 10/22 vs. DET ... Scored a goal, his first of the season, and added an assist on 10/20 at PHI ... Registered his 1st assist of the season on 10/10 vs. TB ... Registered 3 shots on goal on 10/8 vs. CAR ... Appeared in his first NHL playoff game on 4/12/12 in Game 1 of ECQF at BOS.

2010-11: Set career highs in games played (35), goals (7), assists (7), points (14) and penalty minutes (20) … Recorded two assists in his first game with the Capitals on 10/23 vs. ATL … Had a two-goal game in his fourth game with the Caps on 12/6 vs. TOR … Potted another two-goal game five games later on 12/9 at OTT… Logged a career high 15:04 of ice time on 12/12 at NYR … Had a career high three-game assist streak from 2/1-2/6 (3a) … Recorded five multiple-point games while with the Capitals … Averaged almost a point per game for Hershey, finishing seventh on the team in points despite only playing 34 games … Had 13 points (6g-13a) in 11 games in November for Hershey … Had an AHL season-high six assists on 11/14 against BIN in an 8-3 win for the Bears … Registered a five-game point streak (1g-10a) from 10/31-11/14 in Hershey.

2009-10: Played in 21 games for Washington in two separate recalls from the Hershey Bears (AHL) … Team was 13-4-4 when he was in the lineup … Played in 18 games in his first recall and three games in his second … Had two assists in his NHL debut on 11/4 at NJ … Scored his first NHL goal 11/7 vs. FLA … Had two goals, four assists and was +6 in his first eight NHL games … Tallied one goal and took four shots 11/14 at NJ … Skated a season-high 14:56 in an 8-2 win at PHI (12/5) … Had one goal on 3/28 vs. CGY and 3/30 vs. OTT in his second recall … Skated in 56 games for Hershey and was one of seven players to reach 50 points (16g-34a) … Scored 13 goals at home … Tallied seven PPGs and two GWGs … Had nine goals in three games: two goals vs. Syracuse (12/26); three goals vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (2/7); and four goals vs. Bridgeport (2/27) ... Ranked fifth on the Bears and tied for seventh in the AHL in playoff scoring with 19 points (7g-12a) in 21 games ... Led the team at +14 ... Had three assists in Game 3 at Bridgeport (4/17) ... Posted a three-point game (2g-1a) in Game 4 at Albany (4/29), including the overtime GWG ... Averaged a point per game in the Calder Cup finals (2g-4a), including four points in the Bears’ first two wins in the series: two goals in Game 3 at Texas (6/7) and two assists in Game 4 at Texas (6/9).

2008-09: Skated in 77 games for Hershey and led club rookies in points (50) and assists (39) … Third among rookies with 11 goals … Had nine multiple-point games … Began his professional career with at least a point in five straight games (2g-4a) … Scored a goal in his first professional game at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10/8) … Had two assists in his second professional game at Norfolk (10/10) … Tallied at least a point in seven straight games from 11/14—11/28 (1g-9a) … Registered at least a point in five straight games from 2/21—3/1 (1g-6a), which included three assists against Providence (3/1) … Played in 21 out of 22 Calder Cup playoff games and had eight points (2g-6a) as Hershey won the Calder Cup … Both of his goals and two of his assists came in the opening round against PHI.

Junior Career
2007-08: Played in 65 games for Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL) and led the league in points (114) and assists (80) … Third on the team with 34 goals … Tied for fifth in the league and third among forwards at +33 … Won the Jean Beliveau Trophy as the league’s leading scorer … A second-team QMJHL All-Star and second-team CHL All-Star … Member of the QMJHL team in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge … Named QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week twice (11/4 and 2/10) … Established a team record with a 27-game point streak (11/28—2/15), the longest streak of the year in the QMJHL … Honored as the Offensive Player of the Month in March … Played in 12 playoff games, scoring three goals and recording 19 assists … Made his professional debut in the Calder Cup playoffs, playing three games for Hershey. 2006-07: Appeared in 67 games with Acadie-Bathurst and won the Michel-Briere Trophy as the most valuable player in the QMJHL … Ranked third in the league in points (119) and second in assists (78) … Scored nine SHGs, tying for the league lead … Second on his team in goals (41) and plus/minus (+28) … A QMJHL First All-Star Team selection … Represented the QMJHL in the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge … Named QMJHL Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending 9/24 … Awarded Offensive Player of the Month in November … Played in 12 playoff games, recording 14 points. 2005-06: Skated in 62 games for Acadie-Bathurst … Notched 52 points (18g-34a) … Tied for fourth among QMJHL rookies in points … Ranked fourth among rookies in assists … Played in 17 playoff games and recorded 21 points … Led all rookies and tied for ninth overall in playoff scoring.

NHL Transactions
Selected by Washington in the sixth round, 177th overall, in the 2006 Entry Draft.

Personal
Enjoys golfing … If he weren’t playing hockey, he would like to be a police officer ... Favorite food is sushi ... Admired Daniel Briere as a youth hockey player.