David Perron LW EDM 6 Months

For the first time since he was traded by the Blues to the Edmonton Oilers, David Perron will be back in St. Louis tonight.

The trade probably ranks as the best in the brief career of Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish. Perron has been everything the Oilers wanted and desperately needed when they sent Magnus Paajarvi and a second-round pick (2014) to the Blues. He's a fiery competitor who not only leads Edmonton's top six forwards in grit and gamesmanship, but in a lineup that includes Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov, he's first in goals, with a career-high 24. "It would be nice to be part of a run like (St. Louis's) but it's the business of the league," he said. "We're in the NHL getting paid, maybe more money than we should, to be doing something we love. So I'm going to take every single day like I did with the Blues, try to have fun, get better and try to bring some success here so we can match them in a couple of years. The way we've played lately we've shown we're not that far off."

David Perron LW EDM 7 Months

David Perron netted the lone goal for Edmonton in its 2-1 loss to the Flames on Saturday night.

Perron ended a six-game goal drought. With 23 goals, he's already set a career high in that department, and with 43 points, he should be able to best his 50-point mark he achieved in his second season. Sam Gagner and Jordan Eberle recorded the assists on the goal.

David Perron LW EDM 7 Months

David Perron continued his career year with the Oilers in a 3-2 win over Buffalo on Monday.

Perron dished out a couple of helpers for Edmonton in the win to give him 41 points in 54 games on the year. Jeff Petry, Matt Hendricks and Justin Schultz all tallied for the Oilers in the victory.

David Perron LW EDM 8 Months

David Perron's second career hat trick helped the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks Monday night.

Perron now has 22 goals and 17 assists in 51 games this season. 22 goals is a new single-season career high for him. Jesse Joensuu scored his first goal in 15 games for the Oilers, while Nail Yakupov added two helpers in the victory.

David Perron LW EDM 8 Months

David Perron scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-3 loss to Phoenix Friday night.

Perron is now the leading goal scorer in Edmonton with 19 goals. He also has 17 assists in 49 games this season. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Matt Hendricks also scored for the Oilers and it was also Hendricks' first goal as an Edmonton Oiler.

David Perron LW EDM 8 Months

David Perron tied Taylor Hall for the club lead in goals Saturday with his 18th of the season.

He scored the game-tying goal with just two minutes remaining to get the Oilers into overtime against Winnipeg. Perron had no goals and two assists in his previous eight matches. Jordan Eberle was Edmonton's other goal scorer in the team's 3-2 loss. Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked up assists on Eberle's tally.

David Perron LW EDM 8 Months

David Perron had an assist in a 5-2 loss on Tuesday.

Perron has 17 goals and 34 points in 42 games this season. Despite the Oilers' struggles, Perron has been remarkably reliable. He had a five-game point drought, but beyond that he hasn't gone on a slump lasting more than two contests all season.

David Perron LW EDM 9 Months

David Perron played with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on Monday and the trio will remain intact for Friday's match versus Calgary.

Hall seems to like playing alongside of Perron. "David wins a lot of battles," Hall said. "Usually when you play with a guy, you want to help him on the one-on-one battles, but with David you just want to get open." Perron picked up a goal and an assist in the contest to end a five-game point drought. He has fit in well with the Oilers this season, while recording 15 goals and 29 points in 35 matches.

David Perron LW EDM 9 Months

David Perron will face his ex-teammates from St. Louis for the first time on Saturday.

Perron was dealt in the off-season for Magnus Paajarvi and the Oilers are definitely the early winners on this deal as Perron has 14 goals and 27 points this season while Paajarvi has continued to struggle with only two goals in 15 games.

David Perron LW EDM 9 Months

David Perron wants to see his teammates be angrier about their lack of results.

Perron is coming from St. Louis, which also went through a rebuilding process, but was eventually able to come together and start reaching the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Oilers are in danger of getting the first overall pick for the fourth time in five campaigns. "We can't be thinking 'jeez if we'd got the right bounce against L.A., we'd have tied the game.' That gets old very quickly when you live that way," said Perron. "The good teams keep coming at you. They find a way to get the breaks and if they don't get them one night, they get them the next night. For us, it's not the bounces, it's about working hard." They'll play the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.