Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Perry Anderson
Anderson played for Kingston in the OHL and was drafted by St. Louis before his final season, 1980-81. Over the next four years with St. Louis he steadily worked his way into the lineup, and his charitable work made him one of St. Louis's most-liked athletes.

But no sooner had he played his first full season with the Blues, 1984-85, than he was traded to New Jersey, for Rick Meagher and a draft choice, and he spent the next five years with the Devils, a team that struggled to make the playoffs during this era. He had outlived his usefulness to the team by 1989 and spent a full year in the minors and most of the next, and when he became a free agent New Jersey didn't offer him a contract and he signed with San Jose. He played half a season with the Sharks, two more in the IHL, and then packed it in.

Anderson had exceptional speed (ergo his nickname) and was the consummate team player on and off the ice. Six times he recorded 100-or-more penalty minutes in a season, and he was always one of the more popular players wherever he went.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Alliston Hornets ON-Jr.C 45 26 34 60 90
1978-79 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 61 6 13 19 85 5 2 1 3 6
1979-80 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 63 17 16 33 52 3 0 0 0 6
1980-81 Kingston Canadians OMJHL 38 9 13 22 118
1980-81 Brantford Alexanders OMJHL 31 8 27 35 43 6 4 2 6 15
1981-82 St. Louis Blues NHL 5 1 2 3 0 +1 10 2 0 2 4
1981-82 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 71 32 32 64 117 2 1 0 1 2
1982-83 St. Louis Blues NHL 18 5 2 7 14 -6
1982-83 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 57 23 19 42 140
1983-84 St. Louis Blues NHL 50 7 5 12 195 -13 9 0 0 0 27
1983-84 Montana Magic CHL 8 7 3 10 34
1984-85 St. Louis Blues NHL 71 9 9 18 146 +2 3 0 0 0 7
1985-86 New Jersey Devils NHL 51 7 12 19 91 -7
1986-87 New Jersey Devils NHL 57 10 9 19 107 -13
1986-87 Maine Mariners AHL 9 5 4 9 42
1987-88 New Jersey Devils NHL 60 4 6 10 222 -8 10 0 0 0 113
1988-89 New Jersey Devils NHL 39 3 6 9 128 +5
1989-90 Utica Devils AHL 71 13 17 30 128 5 0 0 0 24
1990-91 New Jersey Devils NHL 1 0 0 0 5 0 4 0 1 1 10
1990-91 Utica Devils AHL 68 19 14 33 245
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 4 8 12 143 -17
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 51 8 13 21 217 5 0 0 0 14
1993-94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 2 0 0 0 21
NHL Totals 400 50 59 109 1051 36 2 1 3 161


CHL Second All-Star Team (1982) Traded to New Jersey by St. Louis for Rick Meagher and New Jersey's 12th round pick (Bill Butler) in 1986 NHL Draft, August 29, 1985. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, July 8, 1991.
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