Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has moved past club legend Paul Kariya in to third on the franchise’s list of all-time leading points scorers thanks to his second period goal against Nashville on Wednesday night, the 670th points of his NHL career.
Kariya scored 300 goals and 669 points in 606 games for the Ducks between 1994 and 2003, becoming one of the club’s first stars alongside Teemu Selanne, who still leads the franchise with 988 points in 966 games across two stints with the club (1996-2001 and 2005 to 2014).
Team captain Ryan Getzlaf, who missed Wednesday’s game due to an upper body injury sustained against San Jose on Tuesday, currently sits second on the list with 749 points in 794 career NHL games to date.
Selected in the first round (28th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Perry is second on the Ducks list of all-time leading goal scorers, boasting 333 to Selanne’s 457, and second in games played (811) for the franchise, again trailing Selanne. He is however the franchise leader in PIMs after racking up 946 during his Ducks career, the next highest being George Parros 812.
The Peterborough, Ontario native’s goal at 15:04 of the second period helped the Ducks secure a 6-1 win against the Predators at the Honda Center, moving Anaheim up to fourth in the Pacific Division (sixth in the West) with a 3-3-2 record to start the year under new/returning head coach Randy Carlyle.
The Ducks take on Columbus on Friday when the Blue Jackets travel to Orange County as part of a three game Western road trip for John Tortorella’s team.