P. A. Parenteau

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P.A. Parenteau
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Parenteau with the Montreal Canadiens in January 2015
Born (1983-03-24) March 24, 1983 (age 32)
Hull, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
Colorado Avalanche
Montreal Canadiens
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 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.

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, 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3] 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.

Parenteau with the Colorado Avalanche in December 2013.

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.[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 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, Parenteau appeared in his 200th career NHL game.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13] Having cleared waivers, the next day he was formally bought out and released to free agency.[14]

Following his buyout, Parenteau signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, 2015.[15]

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
2014–15 Montreal Canadiens NHL 56 8 14 22 30 8 1 1 2 2
NHL totals 347 81 146 227 239 15 2 3 5 4
Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2003 Halifax

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WJC 2nd 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]

  1. ^ "Blackhawks send Caron to Ducks in multi-player deal". ESPN. 2006-12-28. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Rangers acquire Parenteau from Hawks". New York Rangers. 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Returning Weight factors in Islanders' win over Rangers". CBS Sports. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  4. ^ "Parenteau agrees to terms on one-year extension". New York Islanders. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Parenteau aims higher for second season". New York Islanders. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Avs sign P.A. Parenteau to $16 million deal; add John Mitchell". Denver Post. 2012-07-01. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  7. ^ "P.A. Parenteau finally gets to join Avalanche teammates". Denver Post. 2013-01-12. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  8. ^ "Colorado Avalanche defeats Los Angeles Kings in home opener". Denver Post. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  9. ^ "Avalanche end three-game slide, beat Wild in shootout". CBS Sports. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  10. ^ "P.A Parenteau season in review". Colorado Avalanche. 2013-08-19. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  11. ^ "Canadiens send Briere to Avalanche for Parenteau and draft pick". The Sports Network. 2014-06-30. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  12. ^ "Canadiens waive Parenteau, buyout looming". Sportsnet.ca. 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 
  13. ^ "F Richards, F Parenteau placed on waivers". TSN. 2015-06-28. Retrieved 2015-06-28. 
  14. ^ "Canadiens buy out Parenteau's contract". National Hockey League. 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2015-06-29. 
  15. ^ "Maple Leafs sign Parenteau, Arcobello and Hunwick". Toronto Maple Leafs. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 

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