- Made his Islanders debut in the season opener on Oct. 4 at New Jersey
- Recorded his first point (assist) as an Islander on Oct. 15 vs. Buffalo
QAAA First All-Star Team (2000) QMJHL Rookie of the Year (2001) QMJHL First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (2002) Canadian Major Junior Player of the Year (2002)
Missed majority of 2009-10 due to post-concussion syndrome. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 5, 2013.
We were thinking about Rich back home, but I thought we did a great job getting mentally ready for this game. We're still in a big playoff push and we found a way to get two points. It's not easy. It hit our guys pretty good [Monday] night. We did a great job as a group.
— Dallas captain Jamie Benn on the Stars' OT victory against the St. Louis Blues the night after Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench