Jon Cooper Make a Funny Comment About Corey Perry's longevity in the game

Published December 30, 2022 at 10:06 PM

Corey Perry has seen a lot in the NHL, from winning the Stanley Cup in 2007 to becoming a journeyman for hire in the NHL, where his veteran presence lends well to any roster in the league that can fit him in.

His current coach Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning had something to say about the "Worm" of the NHL.

Perry, who has been in the league since 2005 has had to shift his playing style to make sure he would still be playing in the NHL. Cooper quipped "How long do worms live?"

Perry's nickname with the ducks was "Worm," due to his ability to slither past defenses and get to scoring areas. Perry scores from all areas on the ice while being able to avoid, and annoy defenders, thus making the worm a very apt nickname.

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Worm being his given nickname, was apt at the time for being an offensive threat early on in his career. However as his career persists into his 18th year, he's had to adjust his style, into less of an offensive threat and adapted his game to emphasize antics a lot of fans hate, he has become a huge pest to maintain relevance.

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