Corey Perry sets a crazy new NHL record
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Corey Perry sets a crazy new NHL record

This begs the question: Is Corey Perry a Hall of Famer?

Trevor Connors

With the Edmonton Oilers officially clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup Final against the Florida Panthers last night, Oilers forward Corey Perry established a new NHL record.

It's crazy to even think this, but Perry will be the only player in NHL history to appear in a Stanley Cup Final for five different franchises. That is, assuming that he factors into the lineup for at least one game with the Oilers.

Even more crazy is the fact that Perry is appearing in his 4th Stanley Cup Final in the past five years. Perry, of course, has just one Stanley Cup ring from his sophomore season with the Anaheim Ducks way back in 2007. Since then he has played on Cup Finalists on the Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning.

After a pretty tumultuous season split between Edmonton and the Chicago Blackhawks, Perry is once again back in the Stanley Cup Final and he's got the perfect opportunity to bookend his career with another Stanley Cup championship. He has played in 13 games for the Oilers during their post-season run with just one assist and six penalty minutes. I wouldn't be surprised to see head coach Kris Knoblauch use Perry sparingly against the Florida Panthers, but if the Panthers decide to try to drag the Oilers into the muck there's no one better to combat that than Perry. 

If Panthers forwards Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk make it a point to get under the Oilers' skin then I suspect Perry will be tasked with keeping them in check.  

Source: The Athletic