Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that center Joel Perrault has cleared re-entry waivers and has been recalled by the Coyotes from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. Perrault, 25, has recorded 8-21-29 and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 20 games for San Antonio this season. Last year, he finished with 7-10-17 and 48 PIM in 49 games for the Coyotes, setting career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, power play goals (3) and game-winning goals (2). Prior to last season?s stint with the Coyotes, Perrault recorded 14-13-27 and 36 PIM in 28 games with San Antonio. He was named to the 2008 AHL All-Star Game but was unable to play due to his recall. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Perrault registered 1-2-3 and 14 PIM in 15 games for the Coyotes in 2006-07 while also appearing in 11 games for the St. Louis Blues. In addition, Perrault collected 10-6-16 and 15 PIM in 23 games with San Antonio and Peoria (AHL). Perrault, who has recorded 9-13-22 and 64 PIM in 80 career NHL games with Phoenix and St. Louis, was originally drafted by Anaheim in the 5th round (137th overall) of the 2001 Entry Draft.
Coyotes Recall C Joel Perrault After Clearing Waivers