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P. A. Parenteau | Winger

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
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After a disappointing season in Colorado last year, P.A. Parenteau is off to a nice start with the Montreal Canadiens.
Parenteau was traded to the Habs last summer, because the Avs didn't believe he was a top-six forward on their team. The 31-year-old started the season on the Canadiens' top line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty, but he's really taken a step forward since he was placed on a line with Tomas Plekanec and Alex Galchenyuk. Parenteau has two goals and three assists in six games this season. Oct 19 - 9:01 AM

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Montreal forward P.A. Parenteau will be plenty motivated to play well Saturday night against his former club, the Avalanche.

Parenteau may be a little miffed at some statements Patrick Roy made after he traded him to Montreal for Daniel Briere. Roy said Patenteau was expendable because he could not play as a top-six forward on the Avs. Parenteau plays on one of the Habs' top lines and will no doubt want to show Roy he was wrong. We would make sure Parenteau is in your starting lineup Saturday night.
Oct 18 - 10:39 AM

P. A. Parenteau netted a pair of goals in Montreal's 6-4 win versus Boston Thursday.

He gave Montreal a 4-3 lead going into the third period and sealed the game with an empty-net, power-play marker with 20 seconds to go in regulation. The goals were his first as a member of the Canadiens.
Oct 17 - 11:17 AM

P. A. Parenteau made his Montreal debut on Wednesday and he earned a pair of assists in a 4-3 win over Toronto.

Parenteau skated on the top line alongside Max Pacioretty and David Desharnais. "It's only a start, but I felt more comfortable than I did in the preseason," he said. "I like to pass and I have two linemates who are easy to play with." Parenteau has proven in the past that he can perform when he gets ice time with talented players and he's off to a good start in Montreal.
Oct 9 - 11:50 AM

P.A Parenteau suffered a lower-body injury in the Canadiens’ loss to the Senators on Saturday, but head coach Michel Therrien says he should be available for the season opener on Wednesday.

Parenteau is expected to play on Montreal’s top line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty. If he stays healthy, Parenteau should have no problem hitting 20 goals and 50 points this season.
Oct 5 - 9:08 AM

P.A. Parenteau suffered a lower-body injury against the Senators.

The Canadiens forward reportedly injured himself in the first period. He left for a few shifts after blocking a shot, then came back in the first, only to leave for good in the second, so it's reasonable to assume it's all related. He had 14 goals and 33 points last season and had been playing on the top line during camp.
Oct 4 - 8:41 PM

P.A. Parenteau will make his Canadiens debut on Thursday night.

Parenteau will be taking on his former team, the Colorado Avalanche. The Habs acquired the 31-year-old from the Avs this summer in return for Daniel Briere. Parenteau will skate on the Canadiens top line with David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty. A 20-goal and 50 to 60 point season isn’t out of the question for Parenteau this season.
Sep 25 - 2:22 PM

P. A. Parenteau played well alongside David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty during Saturday's scrimmage.

He netted a pair of goals to help Team Red defeat Team White by a score of 4-2. "A lot of credit to him the way he reported to camp, and we saw it in the testing," coach Michel Therrien said of Parenteau. "So we know he worked really hard over the summer, and that's one thing when me and (general manager) Marc Bergevin, we talked to him, we wanted to make sure he reports in great shape. This is what he did. He's going to have an opportunity and it's going to be up to him to take it." If he can earn a spot on the top line to open the season then he could be a decent fantasy producer, but if he plays on the second unit then we don't his chances of being successful.
Sep 20 - 3:43 PM

Newest Canadien P.A. Parenteau is excited to begin playing in Montreal.

When asked what excites him most about joining the Canadiens organization Parenteau said "It’s definitely playing in front of my friends and family. I could never dream of something like that. I think it’s going to be awesome. I’m very excited and I think the people that surround me here in Montreal are excited as well." The diminutive forward is very skilled offensively and could be an underrated commodity at draft tables this fall.
Aug 10 - 10:01 AM

P. A. Parenteau was shipped to Montreal, along with a fifth-round pick in 2015, for veteran forward Daniel Briere.

The Canadiens reportedly turned down a trade that would've sent Parenteau to Montreal during the regular season, but that one involved Rene Bourque. Parenteau generated 14 goals and 33 points in 55 games, but he is capable of more if he gets top-six minutes with the Canadiens.
Jun 30 - 2:48 PM

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Colorado is "shopping" P. A. Parenteau.

He has two seasons left on a deal which pays him $4 million per year. In 55 games during the 2013-14 campaign, Parenteau notched 14 goals and 33 points. He also added three points in seven playoff contests. He was rumored to be on the trade block during the season, but the Avalanche kept him after losing Alex Tanguay to injury.
Jun 16 - 10:32 AM

P. A. Parenteau found the back of the net in Colorado's 4-3 overtime win on Saturday.

Parenteau's goal came at 18:46 of the third period to force overtime. It was the 31-year-old forward's first career playoff point. He's endured a rough season as he had to deal with injuries and on-ice struggles that led to him spending some time as a healthy scratch. Getting to score a key goal in Game 5 though has to be a nice payoff for persevering.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 27 - 9:01 AM

P.A. Parenteau has not played well in Colorado's first-round series against Minnesota.

He has not registered a point in four games and has taken only eight shots on goal despite getting an average of 17:16 of ice time and plenty of power-play opportunities. There is some talk that Parenteau could be demoted with Joey Hishon taking his place on the team's second line.
Apr 26 - 12:35 PM

P.A. Parenteau returned from a knee injury on Friday night.

He had missed 15 games due to a sprained MCL but was able to log 18:26 of ice time, take three shots and administer three hits in the Avalanche's 5-1 loss to the Sharks Friday night. Parenteau seems fine to activate for Sunday's regular season finale against the Ducks.
Apr 12 - 12:53 PM

P. A. Parenteau (knee) is projected to return to the lineup on Friday.

Coach Patrick Roy said before Thursday's win over Vancouver that Parenteau is ready to return against San Jose. He has missed the past 15 games with a sprained MCL.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 11 - 8:53 AM

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C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Jiri Sekac
5Brandon Prust
6Dale Weise
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
G1Carey Price
2Dustin Tokarski