Peverley Becomes 12th Admiral to Win the Cup
Milwaukee, WI—Rich Peverley became the 12th former Milwaukee Admiral to hoist the Stanley Cup after the Boston Bruins won hockey’s ultimate prize with a 4-0 victory over Vancouver in game seven on Wednesday night.
Peverley elevated his game in the finals against the Canucks, averaging over 16 minutes of ice-time per game, while scoring a pair of goals and adding two assists. The 28-year old center won at least 60% of his face-offs in six of the seven games during the series and he was promoted to the Bruins top line when Nathan Horton went down with an injury.
The Guelph, ON native played in 176 games over three seasons from 2005-2008 for the Admirals. He helped Milwaukee to the Calder Cup Finals in his rookie campaign and led the team in scoring during the 2006-07 season, averaging more than a point per game with 68 points in 66 contests. Peverley was traded from the Atlanta Thrashers to the Bruins this season and totaled seven points on four goals and three assists with Boston in 23 regular season contests to go with 12 points (4g-8a) in 25 contests in Boston’s march to the Cup.
Peverley is the first former Admiral to win the Stanley Cup since Mark Eaton did it with the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2009.
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