P. A. Parenteau

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Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau
P. A. Parenteau Avalanche-2.jpg
Born (1983-03-24) March 24, 1983 (age 31)
Hull, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 264th overall, 2001
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Playing career 2003–present

Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (born March 24, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Parenteau was drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the ninth round, 264th overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. On December 28, 2006, Parenteau was traded from the Ducks along with Bruno St. Jacques to the Chicago Blackhawks for Sébastien Caron, Matt Keith and Chris Durno.[1]

Parenteau made his NHL debut during the 2006–07 season with the Blackhawks, playing in five games by seasons end. On October 11, 2007, Parenteau was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in 2008.[2]

In 2009–10, after starting the season with AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Parenteau was recalled and scored his first NHL goal in his first game with the Rangers against Dwayne Roloson of the New York Islanders on October 28, 2009.[3] With two more extended stints with the Rangers throughout the season, Parenteau posted 8 points in 22 games, to produce enough interest to earn a free agent contract from the New York Islanders for one-year on July 2, 2010.

Before the 2010–11 season, Parenteau was a career minor-leaguer, as he rarely had the chance to play in the NHL. In elevating his play, Parenteau made the Islanders opening night roster out of training camp and found a permanent spot amongst the top line of the Islanders alongside John Tavares and Matt Moulson. After establishing his position Parenteau was quickly signed to a one-year extension on February 17, 2011.[4] At the end of his first full season in the NHL, he scored 20 goals and 53 points, finishing the season second in scoring for the Islanders.

With the ambition to build upon his breakout season Parenteau followed up his success in the 2011–12 season, producing 49 assists and 67 points to finish third amongst the Islanders in scoring.[5]

On July 1, 2012, Parenteau signed, as an unrestricted free agent, to a four-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche.[6] With the NHL lockout shortened 2012–13 season delaying his Colorado debut, Parenteau later scored his first goal for the Avalanche in a 3–1 home opening victory over the Los Angeles Kings on January 22, 2013.[7][8] He scored in the Avalanche's first four home games, becoming the first Avalanche to do so since Peter Forsberg and Chris Drury in 2000–01. On February 14, 2013, in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Minnesota Wild, he appeared in his 200th career game.[9] In participating in every game for the Avalanche, he recorded a career best points per game average to lead the team with 18 goals and co-lead alongside line-mate Matt Duchene with 43 points.[10]

On June 30, 2014 P.A. Parenteau was traded, along with a 5th round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft to the Montreal Canadiens for Daniel Brière.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Parenteau during his tenure with the New York Islanders.

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 45 10 19 29 38
2000–01 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 28 10 13 23 14 7 4 7 11 2
2001–02 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 68 51 67 118 120 4 3 1 4 10
2002–03 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 31 20 35 55 56
2002–03 Sherbrooke Castors QMJHL 28 13 35 48 84 12 8 11 19 6
2003–04 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 66 14 16 30 20 7 1 2 3 6
2004–05 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 76 17 24 41 58 9 2 0 2 8
2005–06 Augusta Lynx ECHL 2 0 1 1 0
2005–06 Portland Pirates AHL 56 22 27 49 42 19 5 17 22 24
2006–07 Portland Pirates AHL 28 15 13 28 35
2006–07 Norfolk Admirals AHL 40 15 36 51 12 6 2 1 3 2
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 5 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 75 34 47 81 81 5 3 2 5 13
2008–09 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 74 29 49 78 142
2009–10 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 35 20 25 45 63
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 22 3 5 8 4
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 81 20 33 53 46
2011–12 New York Islanders NHL 80 18 49 67 89
2012–13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 48 18 25 43 38
2013–14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 55 14 19 33 30 7 1 2 3 2
NHL totals 291 73 132 205 209 7 1 2 3 2
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver 2003 Halifax

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WJC 6 4 3 7 2
Junior totals 6 4 3 7 2

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
AHL
Second All-Star Team 2007–08
First All-Star Team 2008–09

References[edit]

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