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Rich Peverley Is Retiring, Will Work With The Dallas Stars

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

Rich Peverley has decided to retire and take a job in the player development department with the Stars, he said Friday.

The former Stars center, 33, collapsed on the ice at American Airlines Center March 10, 2014 during a cardiac incident and hasn’t played since. He said he has used the past 18 months to push his rehab and see if he could get to a place where he could return to the NHL, but he knows that’s not possible.

“It was working out, monitoring how I was doing, continuing to see doctors to exhaust every avenue and find out exactly if I could play,” Peverley said of his rehab. “It’s a case that’s very complicated, and what I have learned is there is no 100 percent to medicine and, unfortunately, I can’t play anymore.”

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added 2:38pm, Dallas Stars on the retirement....

Rich Peverley announced his retirement on Friday afternoon to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.  He will immediately begin his first season as Player Development Coordinator for the Dallas Stars.

"We want to congratulate Rich and his family on his great playing career and look forward to the contributions he'll make in his new role," said Stars General Manager Jim Nill.

Peverley played nine seasons in the National Hockey League, spending time with Nashville, Atlanta, Boston and Dallas. He finished his career having tallied 241 points (84-157=241), including 20 game-winning goals, in 442 regular-season contests. A member of the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, Peverley accumulated 21 points (9-12=21) in 59 postseason contests with two trips to the Stanley Cup Final, both with Boston.

In 62 games played with the Stars in 2013-14, he posted 30 points (7-23=30) and won 60.1% of his faceoffs.

The 6-foot, 195-pound native of Kingston, Ont. went undrafted after splaying four seasons of college hockey with St. Lawrence (ECAC). Peverley skated in 138 games for the Saints, registering 117 points (44-73=117).

In his new role with the team, Peverley will monitor the development of drafted Dallas Stars prospects, with an emphasis on the amateur level.

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I liked Peverley. Meat and potatoes kind of guy who worked really hard to take the undrafted route to the NHL. I wish him the best! Hopefully he can have the same kind of impact Fischer has had for the Wings.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 09/04/15 at 01:32 PM ET

Alan's avatar

I remember watching him play when he was a member of the Atlanta Thrashers. He was quite a fine player, and I wish him the very best moving forward in his career.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 09/04/15 at 03:27 PM ET

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Wait, why didn’t Nill just sign him to a one-up year deal?

Posted by Garth on 09/04/15 at 04:06 PM ET

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I have so much respect for this man.  A true blue collar guy, “heart and soul”  type of player.  One of my favorite Thrashers ever.

Posted by HookyBob on 09/05/15 at 06:27 PM ET

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