Chase Perry
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Chase Perry

Hometown:

Andover Minnesota

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1996-02-08

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2014

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

5th round (136th overall), 2014

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Chase Perry played for Minnesota’s Andover High School as a freshman — sharing the goaltending duties with junior Nate Stong. In 16 games he was 4-9 with two shutouts and had a 3.69 goals against and .895 save percentage.

2011-12: Perry took over as the starter at Andover in his sophomore season — leading the Huskies to the Section 7AA championship game against Duluth East. He was 16-6-2 in 25 regular season games with a 2.68 goals against and .923 save percentage. Perry was 2-1 in three sectional playoff games with a 3.87 goals against and .895 save percentage. He was selected by Sioux Falls in the 21st round (301st overall) of the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Perry participated in the Upper Midwest Elite Hockey league in the fall before returning to Andover for his junior season. He was 10-10-2 with a 2.70 goals against and .910 save percentage in 25 regular season games. Perry allowed 3 goals on 20 shots in the Huskies’ 4-1 loss to Elk River in the first round of the Section 7AA playoffs. Perry was selected by Wenatchee in the 11th round (190th overall) of the 2013 NAHL Entry Draft.

2013-14: Perry joined the NAHL’s Wenatchee Wild; foregoing his senior year at Andover High School. In 35 regular season games he was 15-12-6 with two shutouts and had a 2.34 goals against and .905 save percentage. The Wild finished third in the Midwest Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Perry was 5-5 with three shutouts in 10 playoff games and had a 1.83 goals against and .933 save percentage. He committed to playing for Colorado College in 2014-15. Perry was ranked fourth amongst North American goaltenders in the Central Scouting mid-term rankings and eighth in the final rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft and was selected by Detroit in the fifth round (136th overall).

2014-15: Perry played in 15 games for Colorado College in his freshman season. Splitting time with sophomore Tyler Marble, he was 1-8-1 with a 3.97 goals against and .876 save percentage. The Tigers finished last in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and were swept by first-place North Dakota in a quarterfinal series.

2015-16: Perry returned to junior hockey — playing for the Wenatchee Wild in the BCHL. In 43 regular season games he was 23-16 with five shutouts and had a 2.62 goals against and .892 save percentage. The Wild finished second in the Mainland Division, defeating Langley in the first round of the playoffs before falling to the Chilliwack Chiefs. Perry was 4-5 with one shutout and had a 2.74 goals against and .906 save percentage in nine playoff games. In December 2015 he announced he would resume his college hockey career at RPI in 2016-17.

Talent Analysis

Perry has a large frame that allows him to naturally cover a good deal of the net but his athleticism is what really shines. He is nimble and sticks with a play no matter how many shots he faces. Like most young goaltenders he needs to improve his technical skills.

Future

Perry returned to junior A hockey after a forgettable freshman season at Colorado College, playing for the BCHL's Wenatchee Wild in 2015-16. He is committed to playing college hockey at RPI in 2016-17. Engineers head coach Seth Appert is a former goaltender and has a reputation for developing goalies, most recently working with Sabres' prospect Jason Kasdorf. After attempting to play college hockey as an 18-year-old two years ago, Perry should be much better prepared this time around. He will have three years of college eligibility remaining at RPI.

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