Scott Perunovich

St. Louis Blues
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Fantasy Summary

Tremendous skater with high-end vision and a good first pass. Very real offensive upside.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
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

Observations

March 2020 – After another terrific season at Minnesota-Duluth, Perunovich has been named one of the 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker award. The junior defenseman was second in the nation for blueliners with 40 points in 34 NCAA contests. Cam Robinson

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Hibbing Chisholm Bantam A Bantam - - - - - |          
 2014-2015 Team Red USA-S16 5 0 1 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
  Team North UMHSEHL 8 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
 2015-2016 Team Orange USA-S17 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Hibbing/Chisholm High USHS-MN 25 13 55 68 21 | Playoffs 3 2 7 9
  Team North UMHSEHL 21 9 24 33 10 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  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 34 6 34 40 64 |          

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