Corey Perry has left the Central Division

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Corey Perry to a one-year contract at $750,000.

Last season in Dallas, Perry notched 21 points (five goals) in 57 games. But, the most memorable play for Nashville was his elbow to Ryan Ellis’ head during the Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl. He was suspended for five games because of it.

In March, captain Roman Josi was fined $5,000 for cross-checking Perry in front of the Predators’ net.

Perry became a player Predators love to hate since his days in Anaheim. He won a Stanley Cup there in 2007 and added the Hart and Rocket Richard trophies to his collection in 2011.

With his move to Montreal, the Predators will not play against Perry unless both teams reach the Stanley Cup Finals this season due to NHL’s regular season being intradivision play only.

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Author: Maren AngusBorn in Los Angeles and raised in Middle Tennessee, Maren Angus has been covering sports around the mid-state since she was a junior at Station Camp High School in Gallatin. She has written for several publications including,, The Tennessean, USA Hockey and ESPN. When she is not at the rink covering the Preds or playing for The Mighty Drunks at Ford Ice Center, she is watching the Dodgers or drinking 2-for-1’s at Jonathan’s Grill.

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