Mike Pereira
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Mike Pereira

Hometown:

West Haven Connecticut

Team:

NCAA

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1991-11-24

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Weight:

181 lbs.

Probability of Success

History

2008-09: Mike Pereira played for South Kent Prep in Connecticut.  In 33 games, he scored 26 goals and added 20 assists for 46 points.

2009-10: Pereira played for Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut.  In 29 games, Pereira scored 28 goals and chipped in 36 assists for 64 points.

2010-11: In his freshman year at the University of Massachusetts, Pereira had a productive season. He scored 12 goals and added 13 assists for 25 points in 34 games.

2011-12: Pereira boosted his offensive totals in his sophomore season, scoring 17 goals and chipping in 17 assists for 34 points in 35 games.

2012-13: Pereira's production fell off a bit in his junior season as he battled through injuries in the season's first half. In 32 games, Pereira scored 13 goals and added 13 assists for 26 points.

 

Talent Analysis

Smallish but fast offensive player, Pereira has developed into a solid, two-way forward with a bit of a scoring touch.

Future

Pereira currently  plays for the University of Massachusetts.

Pereira using strong two-way play to draw NHL’s attention

by Richard Murray
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Mike Pereira - University of Massachusetts

Photo: UMass forward Mike Pereira has been passed over in NHL Drafts, but seems to be getting some attention from NHL clubs despite going undrafted (courtesy of UMass Athletics)

 

Despite being included in the Central Scouting draft rankings multiple times and going undrafted, University of Massachusetts forward Mike Pereira has evolved into one of the strongest two-way players in Hockey East.

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2011 Draft: Top 10 draft eligible NCAA prospects

by DJ Powers
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Photo: The towering Jamie Oleksiak is the top ranked collegiate player eligible for the 2011 NHL draft. (Photo courtesy of gonu.com)

This year’s top ten group of collegians eligible for the NHL Draft consists of six forwards and five defensemen (two players are tied for 10th), all of whom have just completed their freshman year. These players represent four of the five NCAA conferences. Five of this year’s top ten players are from Hockey East, while four are from the WCHA and the remaining two are from the CCHA and the ECAC. Also noted is each player’s ranking on Central Scouting’s final rankings.

1. Jamie Oleksiak, D
Northeastern University
6’7/240 lbs.
Shoots: L
12/21/92
CS final ranking: 13th among North American skaters
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2010 prospects: Mike Pereira

by pbadmin
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High-energy agitator Joe Pereira scored a career-high 21 points last year in his junior season at Boston University. Already a national champion, he’s certainly a collegiate player worthy of envy.

Just not too much envy. At least, not from his kid brother.

"I wanted to start my own trail… and break out of my brother’s shell," said Mike Pereira, draft-eligible this year. He turned down BU to attend the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Fortunately for the nearly 6’0, 170-pounder, he has more than enough juice in his blades to set his own pace.

"Probably his greatest skill is his skating ability and the speed that he possesses,” said Avon Old Farms coach John Gardner, who guided the younger Pereira this season. “He’s able to turn it on and has that burst that you need to get by defensemen. He’s also pretty patient with the puck, and he has good vision. He really worked on making the people around him better this year."

The left wing out of West Haven, Conn. scored 28 goals and racked up 64 points for the New England Division I Prep champs, but the pop that drew the most notice from pro scouts wasn’t from his stick: it was in his skating ability.

"I liked to use him a lot on the man-down because he could put pressure on the puck," said Gardner. "He would be disruptive to the opposition’s power play… because of his quickness."
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