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Former NHLer Rich Peverley teams with Storm for AED funding

By Matt Carty, Global News

A defibrillator once saved his life and now Rich Peverley is trying to make sure those life-saving devices are as commonly available as fire extinguishers in Guelph.

The former NHLer will be in his hometown on Friday for the 3rd annual Pevs Protects fundraiser at the Sleeman Centre when the Guelph Storm host the Owen Sound Attack.

All of the money raised through a variety of in-game contests and online donations will go towards funding the placement of Automated External Devices (AED) in Guelph, along with CPR and AED training.

Peverley nearly died while playing for the Dallas Stars. He collapsed on the bench during a game in March 2014. Paramedics, doctors and trainers rushed to his side. Along with their work, a charge from a defibrillator restarted his heart, which had stopped for about two minutes

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