Veteran winger P.A. Parenteau has found a new home. According to reports he has agreed to a one-year contract with the New York Islanders for $1.25 million. Parenteau returns to the team that gave him his first big break into the NHL.
#Isles have signed PA Parenteau to a one-year, $1.25 million deal.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) July 2, 2016
P.A. Parenteau Signs
A reclamation project, Parenteau found new life in 2015-16 with the Toronto Maple Leafs under coach Mike Babcock. He rewarded the skilled depth forward with plenty of opportunity during the 2014-15 season to acquit himself after failing to impress with the rival Montreal Canadiens. Parenteau responded with a 20-goal season, adding 21 assists for 41 points.
Drafted by the Anaheim Ducks at 264th in the ninth round, Parenteau toiled in the minor leagues until 2006-07, when he played five games with the Chicago Blackhawks. It would be another three years before Parenteau re-emerged with the New York Rangers in 2009-10. His most productive NHL season was in 2011-12 with the New York Islanders, notching 18 goals and 49 assists.
A two-time 20-goal scorer, Parenteau has played for, or been signed to seven NHL franchises in his career. This is the first team that he will have played for twice.
The 33-year-old has played 424 career games. He has scored 101 goals and 167 assists for 268 career points. Parenteau has put up strong possession stats throughout his career. He had a 50.7% CF with the Leafs last season. This included a positive 4.45 CF60 relative to teammates.
Main Photo: TORONTO, ON – JANUARY 23: PA Parenteau #15 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Montreal Canadiens during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on January 23,2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Maple Leafs 3-2 in an overtime shoot-out. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)