Corey Perry was born May 16, 1985 in Peterborough, ON. The first round, 28th overall selection of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Perry is a graduate of the OHL's London Knights.
A highly skilled forward, Perry played four seasons with London leading the club to the 2005 Memorial Cup title while also being named the Tournament's MVP. In his four seasons with London, Perry registered 380 points (140-240-380) while leading the OHL in scoring in 2004-05 with 130 points (47-83-130).
A member of Canada's World Junior gold medal winning team in 2005, Perry suited up for three AHL playoffs games with the Ducks affiliate in Cincinnati in 2004 he made his NHL debut in 2005-06. That season, Perry appeared in 56 regular season and 11 playoff games with the Ducks. In his second NHL season, Perry was one of eight Ducks players who played in all 82 games while he set career highs in goals, assists and points. In the playoffs Perry saw action in each of the Ducks 21 games en route to the Stanley Cup.
Following the Ducks' Stanley Cup victory in 2007, Perry emerged as one of the league's premier power forwards. His mix of size, skill and grit making it difficult for opponents to defend.
On the international stage, Perry was part of the Canadian team that captured gold on home soil at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
The 2010-11 season was a breakout one for Perry. He earned the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy as the league's top goal scorer and also became the first Ducks player to recieve the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Despite playing much of the season without longtime centre, Ryan Getlaf, Perry still managed to put together the most productive offensive season of his career. He posted 50 goals and 48 assists, leading the Ducks into the post-season.
In 2014 Perry was called upon to represent his country once again at the Olympic Winter Games. This time held in Sochi, Russia, the result was more of the same for Perry and Canada. They went undefeated during tournament play en route to capturing the country's second consecutive gold medal. In 2016, Perry would once again represent his country internationally, as he helped Canada capture the World Cup of Hockey on home soil, recording two goals in six tournament games.