The American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat have announced the signing of four players for the coming 2021-22 season. Included on the list is that of former Brandon Wheat Kings forward Reid Perepeluk.
The 21-year-old Yorkton, SK. product spent the last two seasons of his four-year Western Hockey League career with the Wheaties, after coming over from the Prince George Cougars midway through the 2019-20 season in a trade that sent Winnipegger Jonny Hooker the other way.
Filling in as a depth piece on a team laced with strong offence, Perepeluk found his role within the club’s bottom-six forwards, contributing four goals, 12 points and 55 penalty minutes in 44 regular season contests with Brandon. Last season, he had four goals, five points and 42 penalty minutes in 21 games within the Regina Hub in bubble action with the Wheaties.
His one-year deal with Stockton is the product of his four-year WHL career, that saw Perepeluk accrue 14 goals, 31 points and 179 penalty minutes in 140 total games.
He began his hockey career with the Yorkton Terriers U-15 AA program and worked his way up to the Cariboo Cougars of British Columbia’s U-18 AAA league. That move did wonders, as Perepeluk made the jump the BCHL’s Prince George Spruce Kings before ultimately landing on the Cougars’ roster permanently in 2018-19.
Perepeluk leaves for Stockton following a Subway Cup victory with the Wheat Kings last season in Regina.