Rich Peverley began his career as a hockey player in the team of the St. Lawrence University, where he was active from 2000 to 2004. He then made his debut in professional hockey when he played in the 2004/05 season for the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. In addition, he was in this season once for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League on the ice. In summer 2005, Peverley was initially taken as a free agent from the AHL Milwaukee Admirals Club contracted before their partner club, the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League, committed him on 17 January 2007 also as a free agent.
After he played for both Milwaukee and Nashville in the 2007/ 08 season, he stood in the following season only for the Predators on the ice. On 10 January 2009, the Atlanta Thrashers took the Canadians after exceeding the salary cap by Nashville under contract. In the following two years Peverley was with the Thrashers always a stem force before he was released in February 2011 in a swap deal to the Boston Bruins.
Already in September 2013, shortly before the start of the first season with the Dallas Stars, to Peverley underwent an operation to treat a recently discovered heart rhythm disorder. Overall, he fell for three weeks. About six months later, on March 10, 2014, the Canadians lost the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets consciousness while he sat on the bench. The present medical staff immediately initiated a heart-lung resuscitation, which Peverley regained consciousness and was right back on the playing field. He was taken in stable condition to a hospital and interrupted the game - it is repeated completely on 9 April 2014, however, with the current from the demolition score of 1-0 to Columbus.
Two days later, Peverley was again operated on the heart and released a week later from the hospital; currently is still out on whether and when he can return to professional hockey again.
Peverley participated with the national team of his native country at the 2010 World Cup in Germany, left there but at the quarter- final against Russia from. In total he scored during the tournament, three assists and a goal in seven matches played.
Awards and achievements
- 2011 Stanley Cup win with the Boston Bruins
(End of season 2012/ 13)