P. A. Parenteau
Parenteau with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
March 24, 1983 |
Hull, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)|
|Toronto Maple Leafs
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||264th overall, 2001
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (born March 24, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). In his NHL career, Parenteau has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, Colorado Avalanche and Montreal Canadiens. He was originally drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the ninth round, 264th overall, at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, though he never made an appearance for the team.
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, he was traded from the Ducks, along with Bruno St. Jacques, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Sébastien Caron, Matt Keith and Chris Durno.
Parenteau made his NHL debut during the 2006–07 season with the Blackhawks, playing in five games by season's end. On October 11, 2007, he was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2008.
In 2009–10, after starting the season with the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Parenteau was recalled to New York 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. With two more extended stints with the Rangers throughout the season, Parenteau posted eight points in 22 games, producing enough League-wide interest to earn him 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 himself with the Islanders, Parenteau was quickly signed to a one-year extension on February 17, 2011. 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.
On July 1, 2012, Parenteau signed, as an unrestricted free agent, to a four-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche. With the 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. 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, Parenteau appeared in his 200th career NHL game. In participating in every game for the Avalanche that season, he recorded a career-best points-per-game average to lead the team with 18 goals and co-lead, alongside linemate Matt Duchene, with 43 points.
On June 30, 2014, Parenteau was traded, along with a fifth-round draft pick in 2015, to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Daniel Brière. In the 2014–15 season with the Canadiens, Parenteau was hampered by injury and occasions of healthy scratches, to finish with an output on 22 points in 56 games. On June 28, 2015, Parenteau was placed on unconditional waivers by the Canadiens for the purpose of buying the final year of his contract out. Having cleared waivers, the next day he was formally bought out and released to free agency.
Following his buyout, Parenteau signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, 2015. Parenteau cited head coach Mike Babcock as the main reason for the signing. The two had previously worked together within the Mighty Ducks organization more than a decade earlier.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honours
|Second All-Star Team||2007–08|
|First All-Star Team||2008–09|
- "Blackhawks send Caron to Ducks in multi-player deal". ESPN. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2008-11-10.
- "Rangers acquire Parenteau from Hawks". New York Rangers. 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
- "Returning Weight factors in Islanders' win over Rangers". CBS Sports. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
- "Parenteau agrees to terms on one-year extension". New York Islanders. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2011-02-17.
- "Parenteau aims higher for second season". New York Islanders. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- "Avs sign P.A. Parenteau to $16 million deal; add John Mitchell". Denver Post. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
- "P.A. Parenteau finally gets to join Avalanche teammates". Denver Post. 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
- "Colorado Avalanche defeats Los Angeles Kings in home opener". Denver Post. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
- "Avalanche end three-game slide, beat Wild in shootout". CBS Sports. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- "P.A Parenteau season in review". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
- "Canadiens send Briere to Avalanche for Parenteau and draft pick". The Sports Network. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
- "Canadiens waive Parenteau, buyout looming". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
- "F Richards, F Parenteau placed on waivers". TSN. 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
- "Canadiens buy out Parenteau's contract". National Hockey League. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2015-06-29.
- "Maple Leafs sign Parenteau, Arcobello and Hunwick". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- "Winnik, Parenteau glad to be Leafs". Toronto Sun. 2015-07-03. Retrieved 2015-07-07.