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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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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

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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.
Source: TSN.ca
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

P. A. Parenteau (knee) is slated to be ready to return for Friday's game in San Jose.

He missed his 14th straight game Tuesday, but he skated hard in the morning and is very close to playing for the first time since Mar. 10.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 9 - 9:16 AM

Coach Patrick Roy is hoping to have P.A. Parenteau (knee) back for the final game of the regular season.

That would place in the lineup for a game against Anaheim on April 13th. Parenteau got back on the ice for a brief skate on Monday before practice.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 31 - 6:39 PM

P. A. Parenteau (knee) skated on his own before Monday's practice.

He took to the ice for about 15 minutes. He has been out of action with a sprained medial collateral ligament since Mar. 10, but he appears to be getting closer to making a return. Parenteau could be available to play before the end of the regular season.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 31 - 11:36 AM

P.A. Parenteau may in fact play in a game or two before the end of the regular season.

He suffered an MCL injury in his left knee and was originally thought to be out for the rest of the regular season. However, he has been making good progess in his recovery and now it looks as if he could return to action before the Avs' final game on April 13th.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 22 - 12:39 PM

P. A. Parenteau suffered a medial collateral ligament injury to his right knee in Monday's overtime win versus Winnipeg and he's expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

"We'll see for playoffs, but he will be out for four to six weeks," coach Patrick Roy said. "He was in a lot of pain, but P.A. is a great team guy and he wanted to give it a try. He got the puck on the power play and he couldn't go back." Parenteau sat out 10 games this season because of a MCL injury, but that was to his other knee.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 11 - 10:16 AM

P. A. Parenteau scored Colorado's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

He has generated four goals and two assists in his last seven games. Matt Duchene an Ryan O'Reilly earned assists on Parenteau's 14th marker of the season.
Mar 8 - 5:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Desharnais
2Tomas Plekanec
3Lars Eller
4Manny Malhotra
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Michael Bournival
4Travis Moen
RW1Brendan Gallagher
2P. A. Parenteau
3Rene Bourque
4Dale Weise
5Brandon Prust
D1P.K. Subban
2Andrei Markov
3Tom Gilbert
4Mike Weaver
5Alexei Emelin
6Jarred Tinordi
7Nathan Beaulieu
G1Carey Price
2Peter Budaj
3Dustin Tokarski