David Perron was one of many new faces the Jets brought in the offseason. He has shown his value and more leading the team in goals and points in the first dozen games. Perron came over from the Bruins in a June trade with Boston for Ondrej Palat, Rasms Asplund, a late 1st and an early 3rd (Moritz Seider and Patrick Moynihan). While the price was high, the value was warrented. Perron has been a revelation in Winnipeg not only adjusting to his new linemates but bringing the bulk of offense to a team in need of 2nd line support.
Like many of the Winnipeg veterans, Perron is a UFA and with Roman Josi expected to be the Jets loyalty signing, he will hit UFA as one of the better rated wingers in the NEFHL. Perron is 5 games away from hitting 800 in his NEFHL career with 184 goals and 472 regular season points. He has over 100 playoff games played in the NEFHL and that's exactly why the Jets paid so much for him. "His leadership and experience will help the younger guys understand what it takes to win in this league".
The Jets currently site in 3rd place in the West and 2nd in one of the toughest divisions in the NEFHL - the Central. The Jets know it won't get any easier this season but look forward to seeing how this team competes. "We hope to make the playoffs but know it will be tough, so many good teams are off to slow starts but we know when they figure it out, it will be a dog race to the finish".