Colorado Avalanche
Montréal Canadiens
PA Parenteau
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Pierre-AlexandreParenteau
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 197
BIRTHDATE: 03/24/1983
AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: Hull, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: ANA: 2001-264 overall
AHL Second All-Star Team (2008) AHL First All-Star Team (2009) Traded to Chicoutimi (QMJHL) by Moncton (QMJHL) for Francois Caron, January 10, 2001. Traded to Chicago by Anaheim with Bruno St. Jacques for Sebastien Caron, Matt Keith and Chris Durno, December 28, 2006. Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago for future considerations, October 11, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 2, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2012. Traded to Montreal by Colorado with a 5th round chlice in 2015 Entry Draft for Daniel Briere, June 30, 2014.
2013-14 SEASON
Despite missing 25 games due to injury, still finished ninth on the team with 33 points (14g/19a) in 55 games...13 of his 14 goals came at even strength...Tied his career high with three assists on Dec. 16 vs. Dallas, his third game with three helpers (last: Dec. 3, 2011 at Dallas)...Parenteau’s three points also tied a career high (seventh time)...Left the game with a knee injury on Dec. 29 vs. Winnipeg, forcing him to miss 10 games from Dec. 31 to Jan. 18...Was placed on Injured Reserve, Dec. 30, and activated on Jan. 21...Prior to the injury, had appeared in all 86 games since joining the Avs, the only player to dress in every Colorado game since the start of the 2012-13 season...Recorded his 200th career point on Feb. 8 at NY Islanders...Suffered a knee injury on March 10 vs. Winnipeg, forcing him to miss 15 games from March 12 to April 10...Equaled his career high with two goals (fifth time) on Oct. 4 vs. Nashville.

2013-14 PLAYOFFS:
Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut April 17 in Game 1 of the Avalanche's first-round series against Minnesota...Scored his first career playoff goal April 26 vs. Minnesota, the tying goal with 1:14 left in regulation to force overtime (Avs won 4-3)...Had two assists and was +1 in Colorado's Game 7 loss to the Wild.

CAREER
2012-13
: Shared the team scoring lead with 43 points (18g/25a) while appearing in all 48 games during his first season with the Avalanche…Also led the club in goals (18), power-play goals (6), games played (48-tied) and shooting percentage (17.1%)…He was second on the team in assists (25)…Technically Parenteau edged Matt Duchene for the club “scoring title” on the basis of more goals (18 to 17)…Was one of only two Avalanche players to appear in every game…His 43 points ranked third among all NHL players who switched teams prior to the 2012-13 season, trailing only Mike Ribeiro (49) and Alexander Semin (44)…PA’s 18 goals matched his total from the previous year when he scored 18 times in 80 games with the New York Islanders…Scored a goal in each of Colorado’s first four home games, the first Avalanche player to accomplish that feat since Peter Forsberg and Chris Drury in 2000-01…Recorded a career-high three-game goal streak from Jan. 31 to Feb. 4… Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Feb. 14 at Minnesota…Compiled a career-high six-game point streak (2g/8a) from Feb. 28 to March 10…It was the longest scoring streak by an Avalanche player in 2012-13…Finished with a team-high 18 points (6g/12a) in 15 games in March, setting a new career high for points in a single month…Had a pair of three-point games, Jan. 31 at Calgary (2g/1a) and March 8 vs. Chicago (1g/2a), matching his personal high…Tallied a goal and one assist on his 30th birthday, March 24 vs. Vancouver.

2011-12:
Recorded a career-high 67 points (18g/49a) with 89 penalty minutes in 80 games for the New York Islanders…Finished third on the Islanders in points, while ranking second in both assists and penalty minutes…Was fifth on the team in goals and third in power-play goals (6)…Recorded his first career two-goal game on Jan. 17 at Washington, his first of three multi-goal efforts in 2011-12…Tallied a career-high three points on four different occasions.

2010-11: Finished tied for second on the Islanders in scoring with 53 points (20g/33a) in 81 games during his first full NHL season…Also ranked second on the club in assists and shared the team lead with nine power-play goals…Scored his 20th goal of the year in the season finale on April 9 at Philadelphia.

2009-10: Appeared in 22 games for the New York Rangers, collecting eight points (3g/5a)…Scored his first NHL goal in his Rangers debut on Oct. 28 in Long Island against the Islanders…Registered his first multi-point game with two assists on Nov. 23 vs. Columbus…Also appeared in 35 games for Hartford (AHL), where he ranked fifth on the team with 45 points (20g/25a) despite only spending half the season in the AHL…Ranked second on the Wolf Pack with a +15 rating and finished fourth in goals.

2008-09: Named a First Team AHL All-Star after leading Hartford in assists (49) and finishing second in goals (29) and points (78)…Ranked ninth in the AHL in points and tied for 10th in assists…Added 142 minutes in penalties, second most on the club.

2007-08: Led Hartford in goals (34), assists (47) and points (81) in 75 games with the Wolf Pack…Finished fourth in the AHL scoring race, while ranking sixth in goals and ninth in assists…Tied for fifth in the league with 15 power-play tallies…Went on to lead Hartford in postseason goals (3) and points (5) in five Calder Cup Playoff games.

2006-07: Made his NHL debut with Chicago on Feb. 7 at Vancouver…Appeared in five games overall with the Blackhawks, registering one assist…Picked up his first NHL point with an assist on Feb. 14 at Pittsburgh…Skated in 68 AHL games, split between the Portland Pirates and Norfolk Admirals, totaling 79 points (30g/49a)…Finished tied for ninth in the league in points and was sixth in assists…Skated in six Calder Cup Playoff games with Norfolk, potting two goals and one assist.

2005-06: Recorded 49 points (22g/27a) in 56 regular season games for Portland (AHL)…Also appeared in two games for Augusta of the ECHL…Went on to collect 22 points (5g/17a) in 19 Calder Cup Playoff games for the Pirates…His 17 postseason assists led the team and finished third in the league…He tied for second on the team and ninth in the AHL in playoff points…Posted a team-high +13 plus/minus rating during the postseason.

2004-05: In his second season with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks (AHL), tallied 41 points (17g/24a) in 76 games…Added two goals in nine playoff contests.

2003-04: Made his professional debut with Cincinnati, scoring 30 points (14g/16a) in 66 games…Also appeared in seven playoff contests (1g/2a).

2002-03: Spent time with the Chicoutimi Sagueneens and the Sherbrooke Castors during his third and final season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League…Totaled 103 points (33g/70a) in 59 combined games between the two teams…Finished seventh in the QMJHL scoring race…Added 140 penalty minutes and a combined +23 rating.

2001-02: Appeared in 68 games for Chicoutimi, leading the club with 51 goals and 118 points (51g/67a) to go along with 120 penalty minutes.

2000-01: Split the season between Moncton and Chicoutimi, totaling 20 goals and 32 assists for 52 points in 73 games…Traded from Moncton to Chicoutimi for Francois Caron on Jan. 10…Ranked second on Chicoutimi in goals (4), assists (7), and points (11) during the QMJHL Playoffs.

INTERNATIONAL
Tallied seven points (4g/3a) in six games for Team Canada at the 2003 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia…Shared the team lead in goals and finished second in points as the Canadians won the silver medal.

PERSONAL
P.A. and his wife, Elsa, have a son, Gabriel and a step-daughter, Laika…First name is Pierre-Alexandre…Last name is pronounced pair-ehn-TOH.