Scott Perunovich

St. Louis Blues
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Fantasy Summary

Tremendous skater with high-end vision and a good first pass.

Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 18, 1998
Height 5‘9”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 2; Overall: 45


December 2019 – Perunovich has had a sensational start to what should be his last season in the NCAA. He currently boasts the highest points-per-game by a defenseman in the league at 1.31. Perunovich is the Bulldogs’ best player night in and night out and currently leads the team in scoring with 21 points. It’s been a rocky start for the Bulldogs, but Perunovich has been a major bright spot and should be a real contender to be a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award this year. Sam Stern

September 2019 – Perunovich is primed to have another incredibly successful season with Minnesota-Duluth. He was recently named to the NCHC’s 2019-2020 Preseason All-Conference Team. If he stays healthy, expect Perunovich to push a near-point per game pace and to be a legitimate Hobey Baker candidate. Perunovich and the Bulldogs are going to be pushing for a third National Title in a row. They would be the first program to do so since the University of Michigan in 1951-1953. Sam Stern


May 2019 – Perunovich and University of Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs won their second straight National Title last month. Perunovich was awarded All-American second team honors. As well as being named to the All-NCHC first team. He finished the regular season with 29 points. Perunovich will be returning to Duluth for his junior season. The slick-skating defenseman continues to make the Blues look smart for nabbing him 45th overall in 2018. Sam Stern


April 2019-  The defending champion, Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs have advanced to their third straight Frozen Four. They do so on the back of their best player and two-time NCHC Offensive Defenseman of the Year, Scott Perunovich. The sophomore defenseman has done a sparkling job on the back-end once again this season. He continues to boast an elite ability to break out of his own end with clean first passes which lead to controlled-zone entries or to take the puck up-ice himself and establish possession that way. Perunovich recorded a beautiful assist in the first period of Bulldogs’ win over the Quinnipiac Bobcats. If the Bulldogs hope to win their second-straight National Championship – and third in a decade – they’ll need their First Team All-NCHC defenseman to continue to carry the load. Sam Stern

March 2019 – For the second straight season, Perunovich led the Bulldogs in scoring. Overall, he saw a dip in his offensive production during his sophomore season with Minnesota-Duluth, but it shouldn’t worry anyone too much. He’s a fantastic skater and a creative force on the back-end, and will play a major role in their run for a second consecutive National Title. Perunovich has recorded eight points in his last 14 games, including seven assists. But was held out of their Quarterfinal series against Nebraska-Omaha last weekend with what appears to be a lower-body injury. It remains to be seen if he’ll play in the Frozen Four stage of the NCHC Tournament. Sam Stern


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Team Red USA-S16 5 0 1 1 - |          
  Team North UMHSEHL 8 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
  B16 - White (Final 54) MNHP-16 3 1 0 1 - |          
  Hibbing/Chisholm High USHS-MN 25 10 37 47 51 | Playoffs 2 0 3 3
 2015-2016 Team Orange USA-S17 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Team North UMHSEHL 21 9 24 33 10 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Hibbing/Chisholm High USHS-MN 25 13 55 68 21 | Playoffs 3 2 7 9
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 0 0 2 |          
 2016-2017 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 56 6 15 21 14 |          
 2017-2018 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 42 11 25 36 36 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 2 |          
 2018-2019 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 39 3 26 29 32 |          
 2019-2020 Univ. of Minnesota-Duluth NCAA 22 3 22 25 56 |