Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Recruit Alert - Garrick Perry Will Be a Nanook

Perry driving the puck to the net
The Nanooks coaching staff have received their first commitment in nearly 10 months. BCHL forward for the Coquitlam Express Garrick Perry, who currently possesses 8-12-20 scoring line over the past 15 games. This is his third season in the BCHL so far and has shown a progression in point production during his tenure, from 0.7, to 0.9 points per game over the past two full seasons, to 1.3 points per game this year.

At 6'1, 192 lbs, he's certainly a good sized player. He's currently 20 years old, so no longer draft eligible, but he's certainly a leader for this team as he's been named the captain for the 2010-11 season. He's playing alongside an A graded player on the NHL Scouting watch list in Destry Straight who is tied for the scoring lead for the team.

I think Perry will be an interesting addition for the team. He appears to drive the net hard, he's got a good hockey sense about him it seems, and he is apparently a good puck handler. You can catch some good video clips of Perry (who now wears number 12 instead of 14) over at the Express Voice.

It's unclear at the moment when he will arrive to Fairbanks, but with a solid number of guys already lined up to come in next year, I would suspect that we may not see him until 2012.


Eric said...

He'll be 21 in May, so it's almost certain we will see him for the 2011-2012 season. I thought it quite interesting that he is from Minnesota (Apple Valley) but has been playing in the BCHL for the past three years after a brief stint in Topeka in the NAHL.

Britton said...

Yeah, I thought about that angle too, but with quite a few forwards slated to come in already, and with 11 seniors next year, with not a whole lot of guys on the docket for 2012-13, it didn't make sense to me at the time. Its also possible that Linnell pushes back to 2012. Either way, I don't know how much it will matter.