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Thanks to second chance at life, Peverley retirement highlights post-hockey priorities

On March 10, 2014, a shocked and horrified Dallas arena went silent when Rich Peverley collapsed on the Stars bench. His heart had stopped. The sight was so alarming that players from the opposing Blue Jackets signaled to referees, trying to catch their attention to get play stopped while medics worked quickly to revive Peverley. Most fans saw the shaken teams, the halted game,...
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September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Peverley Always Will Have Special Place In Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup Story

Rich Peverley announced his retirement Friday after an eight-year NHL career. He spent his last two seasons as a member of the Dallas Stars, but didn’t play in 2014-15 after recovering from a cardiac incident suffered in a March 2014 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Peverley spent a little more than two seasons with the Boston Bruins after being acquired at the 2011 trade...
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Peverley retires, takes a job with the Dallas Stars

Rich Peverley has officially retired from the NHL. The forward was undecided about his future as recently as July, but he has since decided to hang up his skates and take a front office job with the Dallas Stars. Peverley’s comeback bid always seemed like a long shot. Peverley collapsed on the bench during a game back in October of 2014 after a frightening Atrial fibrillation...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bruins Center Rich Peverley Retires, Takes Job With Dallas Stars

Rich Peverley’s NHL playing career came to a formal end Friday. The Dallas Stars forward announced his retirement, according to The Dallas Morning News. Peverley collapsed on the bench during a March 10, 2014 game and had yet to return. The collapse was the result of a cardiac incident. The forward has since attempted a comeback, but he finally put that to rest Friday. “It was...
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rich Peverley undecided about his future

Rich Peverley’s status in the NHL remains undecided. After suffering through an Atrial fibrillation incident back in 2014 when he was with the Dallas Stars, Peverley has been sidelined from the ice. He was cleared for off-ice workouts during 2014-15, but he still hasn’t formally made a decision about whether or not he should attempt a comeback. According to the Boston Globe...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Relating to Peverley while cheering on his comeback

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the ice, and everybody at American Airlines Arena went silent – as did I. I remembered reading about how Peverley had heart surgery for an irregular heartbeat earlier in the offseason, and was hoping this incident wasn’t cardiac related. Reports would later surface Peverley, then 31 years of age and in great physical shape,...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Stars’ Rich Peverley Working Hard In Pursuit of NHL Return

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during a regular-season game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in March, and after undergoing surgery in June to address an irregular heartbeat, the 32-year-old veteran is working hard to resume his NHL career. “Everything’s been going really well,” Peverley said last Friday during a radio interview with 1310 The Ticket...
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Peverley working toward return for Stars since collapse

Rich Peverley is hopeful he can continue his NHL career. The Dallas Stars forward was revived after collapsing on the bench during a game at American Airlines Center on March 10. He was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat last summer and underwent surgery in Cleveland on March 19.   Since the scare, Peverley has been making progress in his recovery, but his future on the ice still...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Maetzold: 'Fear and emotion' of Peverley situation 'shook players'

Blue Jackets rinkside reporter Dave Maetzold had a unique perspective from the ice of the scary situation involving the Stars' Rich Peverley Monday night. Maetzold appeared on 610 WTVN Tuesday morning to discuss the incident that happened in the first period of the game between the Blue Jackets and the Stars. "The first indication that anything was wrong was when the Dallas Stars...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins: Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With Rich Peverley After Collapse

Former Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the bench during the first period of Monday night’s Columbus Blue Jackets-Dallas Stars game. The Stars announced Peverley was conscious on the way to the hospital, and the game was postponed after the scary situation, with the forward receiving an outpouring of love and support. The Bruins...
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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