Another star player for Nottingham Panthers has left the club, increasing uncertainty on if and when the new ice hockey season will get underway as after three years at the National Ice Centre the Canadian born 30 year old has joined HC Pustertal Wolfe in Italy.
Perlini who has represented the GB National Team, became a fans favourite scoring 51 goals with 70 assists in 153 games for the club following his move from the ECHL where he last played for Fort Wayne Comets.
A schoolboy with Guildford Firestars initially, Perlini moved back to Canada before appearing for Michigan State University in the NCAA and had a short two game spell in the AHL before residing mainly in the American/Canadian third tier.
Due to covid Nottingham Panthers have not yet re-signed any players ahead of the new season and having lost Sam Herr recently this comes as another blow to the side all be it one predictable as players need an income from those willing to take a chance.
Pustertal play in the Alps Hockey League which includes sides from Austria, Slovakia and Italy and the team finished top of the table after 44 matches last season.
*Main image @PanthersIHC Perlini leaves the club after 3 successful years in Nottingham.