Ryan Parent

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Ryan Parent
Ryan Parent Wolves.jpg
Born (1987-03-17) March 17, 1987 (age 27)
Prince Albert, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Norfolk Admirals
Philadelphia Flyers
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2005
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2006–present

Ryan Parent (born March 17, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, who is currently playing with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Parent who was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, grew up in the remote town of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, playing minor hockey for the Flyers rep program until his minor bantam year. At age 15, he played AAA hockey for the Thunder Bay Kings Bantam team and was a teammate of future NHL'ers Tom Pyatt and Marc Staal. Parent was then signed by the Waterloo Siskins Jr.B. team for the 2002-03 season before being drafted by the Guelph Storm in the 1st round (8th overall) in the 2003 OHL Priority Selection.

Parent was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. After playing three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Guelph Storm, Parent joined the Milwaukee Admirals for the 2006 American Hockey League playoffs. He returned to the Guelph Storm for the 2006–07 season. Parent also played on both Canada's 2006 and 2007 World Jr. Hockey Championship gold-medal winning teams.

On February 15, 2007, Parent was traded along with Scottie Upshall, a 1st round draft-pick, and a 3rd round draft-pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Peter Forsberg. On April 5, 2007, Parent made his NHL debut with the Flyers against the New Jersey Devils. He scored his first NHL goal during the 2009–10 season in a 7-4 Flyers loss against the Florida Panthers.[1]

Parent is considered a defensive specialist and he has been often compared to NHL players Scott Hannan and Robyn Regehr. He was nicknamed "Bernie" by his Flyers teammates because of former Flyers net minder Bernie Parent.[2] The two are not related and pronounce their last names differently.

On June 19, 2010, Parent was traded back to the Nashville Predators along with a 2011 conditional draft pick for the rights to Dan Hamhuis.[3] However before the regular season began Parent was traded to the Vancouver Canucks along with Jonas Andersson for Shane O'Brien and Dan Gendur. Vancouver then put Parent on waivers.[4] Parent cleared waivers but wasn't demoted immediately. He dressed for 4 games for the Canucks before he injured his groin. When he recovered, he was re-assigned to the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. He was recalled to the Canucks several times over the 2010-11 season, but didn't dress for another NHL game. Before the 2011-12 season, Parent was assigned by the Canucks to their new AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. Parent was loaned to Team Canada for the 2011 Spengler Cup.

As an Unrestricted Free Agent going into the 2012–13 season due to the NHL lockout, Parent was signed to a professional try-out contract with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL on October 24, 2012.[5] Parent was later signed by NHL affiliate, the Anaheim Ducks, on a one-year contract on January 16, 2013.[6]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Guelph Storm OHL 58 1 5 6 18 22 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Guelph Storm OHL 66 2 17 19 36 4 0 1 1 4
2005–06 Guelph Storm OHL 60 4 17 21 122 15 1 4 5 24
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 10 0 0 0 14
2006–07 Guelph Storm OHL 43 3 7 10 86 4 0 1 1 14
2006–07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 6 1 0 1 4
2006–07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007–08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 53 1 7 8 42
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 0 0 0 6 4 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 15 0 1 1 18
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 0 4 4 10 6 0 0 0 6
2009–10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 48 1 2 3 20 17 1 0 1 2
2010–11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2010–11 Manitoba Moose AHL 39 1 1 2 56
2011–12 Chicago Wolves AHL 22 1 5 6 31 5 0 1 1 10
2012–13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 56 0 5 5 52
2013–14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 26 0 3 3 26 5 0 0 0 4
NHL totals 106 1 6 7 36 27 1 1 2 8

International[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
Under 18 Tournament
Silver 2005 Plzeň
World Junior Championships
Gold 2007 Leksand
Gold 2006 Vancouver
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada WJ18 6 0 0 0 6
2006 Canada WJC 6 0 0 0 12
2007 Canada WJC 6 0 0 0 6
Junior totals 18 0 0 0 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sanfilippo, Anthony (2010-03-04). "Flyers goalies get torched". The Trentonian. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  2. ^ Flyers Notes: Flyers' Parent may have earned a spot | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/17/2008
  3. ^ Kurz, Kevin (2010-06-19). "Flyers Acquire Hamhuis; Will Now Try to Sign Him". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Canucks Trade O'Brien, Gendur to Predators for Parent, Andersson". TSN. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Admirals sign Ryan Parent to PTO". Norfolk Admirals. 2012-10-24. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  6. ^ "Ducks sign Bodie, Parent and Rosehill to one-year deals". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 

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Preceded by
Alexander Radulov
Nashville Predators first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Jonathon Blum