The Bruins have made the Atlanta two-for-two trade official with a press release. Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler go to the Thrashers for Rick Peverley and Boris Valabik.
Most of my readers know all about Tomas Kaberle, who’s reportedly on his way from Toronto. But you might not be as familiar with Rick Peverley, the center coming to Boston from Atlanta.
So here’s a thumbnail look at him:
Size: 6-0, 185 pounds
Signed: Through 2012 at $1.325 cap hit (according to CapGeek.com)
Scouting report: The McKeen’s Hockey Pool Yearbook says of Peverley “speedy, skilled playmaker with a nose for the net. … boasts excellent lateral agility and good economies in his skating mechanics. … possesses sudden-strike capabilities, highlighted by a wrist shot of surprising velocity. … not overly big, physical, nor tough defensively, yet does get back and fill lanes and has a good stick.”