Ducks' Corey Perry Out 5 Months After Undergoing Knee Surgery for MCL Injury

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 26, 2018

Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in San Jose, Calif., Monday, April 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry will be out 20 weeks, or approximately five months, after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair meniscus and MCL injuries, the team announced

Perry has served as one of the team's alternate captains since 2014 and recorded 17 goals, 32 assists and 49 total points last season. 

Although the 33-year-old's production went down for a second consecutive season in 2017-18, he isn't far removed from being a prominent goal-producer. He scored at least 33 goals in five of the six seasons between 2010 and 2016, and he piled up 50 goals, 48 assists and 98 total points in 2010-11.

Since being drafted in the first round in 2003, Perry has spent his entire career with the organization. Along the way, he has turned himself into one of the greatest players to ever wear a Ducks sweater.

According to Hockey Reference, Perry ranks second in franchise history in games played (957) and goals (366), as well as third in assists (400), points (766) and plus-minus (plus-92). He needs just 10 more appearances to pass Teemu Selanne for most games played.

Not only does he rank near the top of many individual statistical categories, but he also helped the Ducks win their first and only Stanley Cup in 2007.

Perry has three years remaining on the eight-year, $69 million extension he signed in March 2013. He is set to have a base salary of $6.5 million this upcoming season, per Spotrac.

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