Maple Leafs linked to former Blues Stanley Cup Champion David Perron

Tyler Ball
May 24, 2024  (12:24)

Former St. Louis Blues forward David Perron kissing the Stanley Cup after winning it in 2019.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are under new leadership with head coach Craig Berube and now one of his former players David Perron has been linked to the Maple Leafs as well.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have struggled to find consistent depth in their lineup for years. Players who can score but don't demand a lot of money or minutes continue to elude the Maple Leafs. With new head coach Craig Berube coming into the fold former St. Louis Blues star David Perron has become one of the favorites to sign and fill a depth scoring role with the Maple Leafs.
David Perron is set to become a UFA and has some history with Craig Berube.

Is David Perron A Good Fit For The Maple Leafs?
Over the last two seasons, David Perron has been a member of the Detroit Red Wings. This season as an assistant captain he put up 47 points in 76 games and narrowly brought the Red Wings out of their playoff drought.
At 36 years old by the time the 2024-25 NHL season begins, David Perron will likely need to be a depth piece for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He could settle into a nice third-line scoring role and bring a veteran presence and a transitional piece to help Craig Berube connect with the new locker room.
With a little over a month until free agency, it will be fun to see if the Toronto Maple Leafs end up being one of the finalists to sign David Perron when free agency opens on July 1st.