Report: Blackhawks, Perlini’s agent seeking trade
- Brendan Perlini’s representative, Darren Ferris, and the Chicago Blackhawks reportedly concur that the forward needs a change of scenery.
- The club and the player’s agent “have agreed that they’re going to try and find a new home for him,” TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on “Insider Trading” on Thursday.
“Darren Ferris has something else on his to-do list and that is to try and find a new home for his client Brendan Perlini of the Chicago Blackhawks,” McKenzie said on Insider Trading. “You may remember that Perlini came over to Chicago from Arizona along with Dylan Strome, but he’s not been able to establish himself in Chicago and he’s only played one game so far this year – less than eight minutes – and so Ferris and the Blackhawks have agreed that they’re going to try and find a new home for him. Something to keep an eye on.”
- Perlini has played just one game this season, logging 7:49 in ice time.
- The Blackhawks acquired him and Dylan Strome from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Nick Schmaltz in November 2018.
- The 6’3″, 211-pound Perlini has power forward potential, tallying 17 goals with the Coyotes in 2017-18.
- At 23, he still has time to reach his full potential with the right club.
- He’s on a cap-friendly one-year contract worth over $874K and shouldn’t be too costly to acquire.
Sources & Credits: Bob Mckenzie, TSN, Spectors Hockey, Yhe Score