The Dallas Stars announced today that former Bruin Rich Peverley has decided to retire from his playing career and take a role in player development with the Stars.
It's been a weird, sad couple of years for Peverley - after collapsing on the bench during a heart attack in a game against Columbus, Peverley tried to make a comeback, skating with the Stars' AHL affiliate but ultimately never seeing game time and instead acting as a volunteer assistant coach. As recently as July of this year, it was reported that Peverley was considering his options as a free agent.
Rich Peverley was the ultimate teammate and the best guy to sit beside during my first 4 years. Heck of a career & all the best in new role!— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) September 4, 2015
Lots of love to our favorite PPPP (Peverley Pizza Party Participant), our favorite Raptor Jesus. Here's hoping his retirement is long and enjoyable!