Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/2/11
LONDON, ONTARIO: The London Knights Hockey Club isthrilled to announce that the team, along with Freedom 55 FinancialTM, willhonour former London Knight Corey Perry by retiring No. 94 up into therafters of the John Labatt Centre on Friday, Nov. 4. Drafted 5th overall by the Knights in the 2001 OntarioHockey League Priority Selection, Perry has gone on to establish himself as oneof the best players to ever don a London Knights jersey. As the current record holder for the mostcareer points recorded by a London Knight, Perry will return to the place wherehis standout junior hockey career took off. In his fourth and final year with the Knights, Perryscored a career high of 130 points in 60 games. He went on to lead his team tothe OHL championship as well as the coveted Memorial Cup in 2005. In the same year of his professional hockeycareer debut with the Anaheim Ducks organization, Perry represented Canada witha gold medal win at the World Junior Championships. He continued hisinternational success with a gold medal win at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. His admirable professional hockey career with the Duckshas led him to a Stanley Cup win in 2007. He is the current holder of theMaurice Richard Trophy for being the leading goal scorer in the NHLs 2010-2011season. Perry also won the prestigious Hart Trophy as the NHLs most valuableplayer this past season after reaching 50-48=98 totals. His on ice success and talent falls nothing short ofsuperstardom, said London Knights General Manager Mark Hunter. The London Knights are privileged to honourCorey Perry by retiring his jersey at the John Labatt Centre. His jersey willinspire future hockey stars to play with the same dedication and spirit thatPerry demonstrated in his 4 years here with the Knights. Freedom 55 Financial is pleased to be a part of thisexciting event recognizing this superb Canadian athlete, said Mike Cunneen,Senior Vice-President, Freedom 55 Financial. London Life offers financialsecurity advice and planning through its more that 3,300-member Freedom 55Financial division.
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