March 17, 1987 |
Prince Albert, SK, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)|
|NHL Draft||18th overall, 2005
Ryan Parent (born March 17, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, who is currently playing with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has previously played with the Philadelphia Flyers and the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).
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.
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. 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. 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. 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 lock-out, Parent was signed to a professional try-out contract with the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL on October 24, 2012. Parent was later signed by NHL affiliate, the Anaheim Ducks, on a one-year contract on January 16, 2013.
Regular season and playoffs
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Competitor for Canada|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
|2005 Czech Republic|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|Competitor for Canada Ontario|
|World U-17 Hockey Challenge|
|2004 St. John's|
- Sanfilippo, Anthony (March 4, 2010). "Flyers goalies get torched". The Trentonian. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
- Flyers Notes: Flyers' Parent may have earned a spot | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/17/2008
- Kurz, Kevin (June 19, 2010). "Flyers Acquire Hamhuis; Will Now Try to Sign Him". Philadelphia Flyers. Retrieved June 19, 2010.
- "Canucks Trade O'Brien, Gendur to Predators for Parent, Andersson". TSN. October 5, 2010. Retrieved October 5, 2010.
- "Admirals sign Ryan Parent to PTO". Norfolk Admirals. October 24, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
- "Ducks sign Bodie, Parent and Rosehill to one-year deals". Anaheim Ducks. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 16, 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Nashville Predators first round draft pick