|Assets:||Has excellent offensive instincts, which he exploits brilliantly on the power play thanks to deft puck control and passing ability. Can line up both at wing and center (if need be). Is a proven point producer.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat undersized and needs to keep adding more muscle, because he can be knocked off the puck. Not an especially great straightline skater, he must also continue to work on his play without the puck.|
|Career Potential:||Solid, skilled point producer.|
|AHL||First All-Star Team||2008-09|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||2007-08|
|3/11/2014||Torn MCL, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/21/2014||Missed 10 games (knee injury).|
|12/30/2013||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche to a four-year contract.|
|3/15/2012||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/13/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/17/2011||Signed by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract extension.|
|7/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders to a one-year contract.|
|3/26/2010||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|12/15/2009||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|11/13/2009||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|10/31/2009||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|10/27/2009||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|9/22/2009||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|7/03/2009||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Rangers.|
|9/26/2008||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|6/26/2008||Re-signed by the New York Rangers to a one-year contract.|
|4/24/2008||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|1/09/2008||Assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|1/08/2008||Recalled from Hartford (AHL).|
|10/11/2007||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|10/11/2007||Re-assigned to Hartford (AHL).|
|9/22/2007||Assigned to Rockford (AHL).|
|8/13/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|2/17/2007||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|2/07/2007||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/28/2006||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|9/20/2006||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|7/14/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a one-year contract.|
|12/08/2005||Re-assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|12/06/2005||Re-assigned to Augusta (ECHL).|
|9/24/2005||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|9/14/2004||Assigned to Cincinnati (AHL).|
|9/22/2003||Assigned to Cincinnati (AHL).|
|5/22/2003||Signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to a three-year contract.|
|9/20/2001||Returned to Chicoutimi (QMJHL).|
|7/01/2012||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Colorado Avalanche.|
|7/02/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Islanders.|
|10/11/2007||Chicago Blackhawks traded Pierre Parenteau to the New York Rangers for a conditional 7th round selection in 2008.|
|12/28/2006||Chicago Blackhawks traded Sebastien Caron, Matt Keith and Chris Durno to the Anaheim Ducks for Pierre Parenteau and Bruno St. Jacques.|
|6/24/2001||Drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 9th round (264th overall) in 2001.|
Avs' P. A. Parenteau (knee) is out 4-6 weeks | 03/11/2014 10:16 AM
NewsP. 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.
Impact"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.
P. A. Parenteau scores in 2-1 loss to Blues | 03/08/2014 5:41 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau scored Colorado's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.
ImpactHe 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.
P. A. Parenteau plans to hit refresh button | 02/23/2014 8:01 AM
NewsThe Olympic break has given P. A. Parenteau an opportunity to get a fresh start.
ImpactParenteau has had a rough season with 10 goals and 28 points in 46 games. He ended up in the press box and was seen as a prime candidate to be traded. However, with Alex Tanguay (hip) done for the season, Parenteau is likely to stay with Colorado. "Obviously, this season hasn't gone the way I wanted it to. Injuries, a slow start, things like that. But I think I'm going to hit the refresh button and go at it again," Parenteau said. "I'm going to try to play with more confidence. I know I'm an important player on this team, but I know I haven't been playing at the level I'm supposed to play." Parenteau is certainly capable of bouncing back and we'd go as far as to say that he's a good buy-low candidate.
P. A. Parenteau might stick around with Avs | 02/21/2014 8:45 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau's name might be removed from trade consideration now that Alex Tanguay is lost for the remainder of the season because of hip surgery.
ImpactThe Avalanche could use his offensive support up front even though it's been a tough campaign for him thus far. Parenteau has 10 goals and 28 points in 46 matches after he led the team in goals (18) and co-led Colorado in points (43) in 48 outings during the lockout-shortened season.
P. A. Parenteau scores against Devils Monday | 02/04/2014 8:59 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau netted his 10th goal in Monday's win over New Jersey.
ImpactHe didn't have a goal in his previous 15 outings, but he has two points in his last two games since getting back in the lineup from being a healthy scratch. Parenteau has 27 points in 43 matches this season.
P. A. Parenteau, Roy unhappy with scratching | 01/30/2014 6:46 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau said he'll be "patient" and a "a good pro" when discussing coach Patrick Roy's decision to make him a healthy scratch for a second straight time Thursday night.
ImpactRoy doesn't like making Parenteau a healthy scratch either, but he has some tough lineup decisions in front of him. "I like P.A. He's a great guy," Roy said. "Unfortunately in this business when you get hurt it gives opportunity for others - and that's what I ask, to take advantage of an opportunity with a player is hurt - and I like the lineup that I have right now. McGinn has scored almost every other night for us and with Tanguay, Stastny and Landeskog we're 14-1." Trade rumors have swirled around Parenteau because of his extended stay in the press box, but for now he's still on the Avalanche and he can't seem to crack the lineup since returning earlier than expected from a knee injury.
PA Parenteau will stay in press box Thursday | 01/29/2014 6:51 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau will be a healthy scratch again on Thursday.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactParenteau's second straight game in the press box will only add to the speculation that the Avalanche are actively shopping him. He has 25 points and 22 penalty minutes in 41 games this season.
Roy wanted to give P. A. Parenteau some rest | 01/28/2014 7:55 AM
NewsColorado coach Patrick Roy wanted to give P. A. Parenteau some time off Monday.
ImpactParenteau was a healthy scratch against Dallas, which led to trade speculation and a report of a rejected trade offer by Montreal. However, Roy said he simply wanted to give Parenteau a break after the winger came back three weeks earlier than expected from a knee injury. "We (will) have three games in four nights," the Colorado bench boss explained. "It's a demanding schedule, so we'll do the same thing with P.A. that we did with Alex (Tanguay)." He has nine goals and 25 points in 41 games this season.
Habs nix potential deal for P.A. Parenteau | 01/27/2014 8:05 PM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens have reportedly turned down an offer that would have seen them acquire P.A. Parenteau from the Avalanche in exchange for Rene Bourque.
Louis Jean on Twitter
ImpactNow healthy after missing 10 games due to a knee injury, Parenteau's offensive stats are respectable, but with a litany of talented players up front, the Avalanche don't have much room for him on a scoring line. Bourque would have been a solid depth addition for Colorado, but Montreal clearly values him more highly than the Avs expected. Perhaps this explains why Parenteau is being scratched on Monday night.
P. A. Parenteau will be scratched Monday | 01/27/2014 2:03 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau will be a healthy scratch Monday.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactHe has one assist in three games since returning to the lineup from a sprained MCL. Coach Patrick Roy wants Parenteau to rest up and get stronger. He has 25 points in 41 matches this year.
P. A. Parenteau (knee) will suit up Tuesday | 01/20/2014 4:59 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau (knee) will get back into Colorado's lineup on Tuesday night.
Adrian Dater on Twitter
ImpactHe has missed Colorado's past 10 games with a sprained MCL. In 38 appearances this season, Parenteau has nine goals and 24 points. Feel free to activate him if you normally would.
P. A. Parenteau is aiming for Tuesday retrun | 01/17/2014 3:54 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau (knee) hopes to return to the Avalanche's lineup on Tuesday.
Avalanche.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactParenteau has nine goals and 15 assists in 38 contests this season. He hasn't played since Dec. 29.
P. A. Parenteau (MCL) might return this month | 01/15/2014 5:54 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a sprained MCL.
ImpactParenteau was originally projected to miss six weeks and he's three weeks into his recovery. The Avalanche are hoping that he'll actually be back before the end of January.
P. A. Parenteau (knee) to miss about 6 weeks | 12/30/2013 5:29 PM
NewsP. A. Parenteau will be sidelined for about six weeks with a knee injury, according to coach Patrick Roy.
ImpactHe suffered a second-degree MCL knee sprain on Sunday. Parenteau has nine goals and 15 helpers in 38 games. Keep him reserved for now if you normally would.
Parenteau sustains knee innjury Sunday | 12/30/2013 11:37 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau sustained a knee injury during Sunday's loss to the Jets.
ImpactHe left the game in the second period after getting tangled up with Winnipeg defenseman Jacob Trouba and did not return. Parenteau is scheduled to have an MRI Monday to determine the extent of the injury. He could not put any weight on the leg as he was helped off the ice so we would not be surprised if this turned out to be somehwat serious.
P.A. Parenteau picks up two assists in loss | 12/28/2013 12:06 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau assisted on both Colorado goals in a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Blackhawks Friday.
ImpactThough he's been overshadowed by youngsters Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene, Parenteau has pulled his weight with 24 points in 37 contests this year. Landeskog and Paul Stastny each recorded a goal for the Avs in the losing effort.
P. A. Parenteau earns 3 helpers vs. Dallas | 12/17/2013 8:03 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau contributed three assists in Colorado's 6-2 win against Dallas on Monday.
ImpactHe had gone without a point in his previous four games. Parenteau has 21 points in 32 contests this season.
Parenteau scores, still short of expectations | 12/07/2013 9:41 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau scored his second goal in as many games on Friday.
ImpactParenteau has successfully put a four-game point drought behind him, but his numbers this season still leave something to be desired. He has nine goals and 18 points in 27 games, which puts him on pace to get around 55 points this season. By contrast, he had 67 points in 80 contests in 2011-12 and 43 points in 48 games in the shortened campaign.
Parenteau scores in loss | 12/06/2013 5:19 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau scored a goal in Colorado's 8-2 loss to Edmonton Thursday night.
ImpactParenteau now has eight goals and nine assists in 26 games. Defenseman Nick Holden also scored for the Avalanche.
P. A. Parenteau earns two assists Thursday | 11/22/2013 11:01 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau had two assists on Thursday.
ImpactHe helped Colorado earn a 4-3 overtime win over Phoenix by assisting on the team's first and last goals of the contest. Parenteau has one goal and three assists during his modest three-game point streak.
P. A. Parenteau picks up an assist Saturday | 11/17/2013 9:44 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau recorded an assist in Colorado's 4-1 loss Saturday.
ImpactParenteau has six goals and 13 points in 19 games. That's a step down for him, but his numbers were dragged downward by a six-contest scoring drought he suffered in late October. If he stays healthy, there's still a good chance that he'll end up with around 65 points in 2013-14.
P. A. Parenteau has a 4-game point spree | 11/12/2013 8:57 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau is riding a four-game point streak.
ImpactHe has three goals and two assists during that span. Parenteau extended his scoring spree with a goal on five shots against Washington on Sunday. He has 12 points in 16 games this year.
Parenteau's mistake leads to Preds' winner | 11/07/2013 10:50 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau generated a goal and an assist in Colorado's 6-4 loss to Nashville on Wednesday.
ImpactHowever, he wasn't feeling very good after the game because his turnover led to the Predators' game winner. "I know I can't do that in a 4-4 game. We made some mistakes, but we'll learn from it and play better," Parenteau said. "We kept coming back, but it was too much. We can't let Varly (Semyon Varlamov) hang out to dry like that." He has 10 points in 14 games and he should remain relatively consistent offensively by playing alongside Matt Duchene.
Parenteau praises rookie Nathan MacKinnon | 10/21/2013 10:20 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau has been impressed with the play of rookie linemate Nathan MacKinnon this season.
Impact"It's pretty special, and what I've been impressed with is his battle level, his compete level," said Parenteau. "He wants the puck, he wants it all the time, and I appreciate playing with a guy like that because you know you're going to get it back. It's been fun with Jamie [McGinn] too. We have a good thing going." Parenteau has generated three goals and seven points in eight games this year, but he hasn't scored since Oct. 8 and
P.A. Parenteau scores winning goal for Avs | 10/08/2013 10:30 PM
NewsP.A. Parenteau fired home the winning goal in the Avs' 2-1 win over Toronto to lift Colorado to 3-0.
ImpactParenteau's third goal and fourth point of the season came in the third period. Nathan MacKinnon notched his fourth assist in three games on the play that lifted the Avalanche past the previously undefeated Maple Leafs.
Parenteau leads Avalanche past Predators | 10/05/2013 2:15 AM
NewsP.A Parenteau scored twice in Avalanche 3-1 victory over the Predators Friday night.
ImpactPatrick Bordeleau scored the winning goal for the Avalanche at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche are 2-0-0 to begin season for the first time since 2009-10 and for the third time since they moved to Denver in 1995.
P. A. Parenteau moved to MacKinnon's line | 09/18/2013 8:56 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau practiced alongside Nathan MacKinnon and Jamie McGinn on Tuesday and that combination will remain together for Wednesday's preseason match against Anaheim.
ImpactParenteau had been projected to play with Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly at the beginning of camp, but coach Patrick Roy felt a change was in order. Steve Downie was moved up to that line to help them get puck possession and Roy thinks that Parenteau can help bring along MacKinnon. However, this change is by no means permanent.
Avalanche not planning to give Wild win | 04/27/2013 11:27 AM
NewsThe Minnesota Wild needs a win tonight to make the playoffs but members of the Colorado Avalanche don`t intend to roll over and make life easy for the Wild.
Impact``We're a proud bunch of guys and we're not going to give (the Wild) an inch out there,`` Avs forward P.A. Parenteau said. That's what it's all about." Added Colorado teammate Matt Duchene: ``Obviously it's a big one for them. Hopefully the building will be full, and we can knock Minnesota out. That will be real nice. I'd be lying if I said it wouldn't. That's a division rival and team that's had our number for a while."
Parenteau scores lone goal for Avs | 04/20/2013 7:10 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau scored Colorado's lone goal, his 17th of the season, in the Avs 4-1 loss to the Oilers on Friday night.
ImpactParenteau's production has been plentiful and fairly consistent as he's settled on the first line of a weak Avalanche roster. He has 41 points in 44 games.
P.A. Parenteau continues sneaky strong play | 04/11/2013 2:46 AM
NewsFor all their struggles, it seems like the Colorado Avalanche have hit a home run with the acquisition of P.A. Parenteau.
ImpactParenteau had two assists while his partner in crime Matt Duchene scored a goal and a helper. There's a huge drop-off in Avalanche scoring from Parenteau (40 points), Duchene (39) and everyone else, with Paul Stastny in third at just 19.
Parenteau has eight points in seven games | 04/03/2013 8:53 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau registered an assist on Tuesday.
ImpactParenteau has two goals and six assists in his last seven games. He's been superb in the shortened campaign and should surpass his career-high of 67 points in 2013-14.
P.A. Parenteau has great March for the Avs | 04/01/2013 7:42 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau had six goals and 18 points in 15 March games.
ImpactParenteau has 14 goals and 35 points in 34 games this season and is showing the hockey world that the Avs signing him to a lucrative four-year/$16 million deal in the off-season was a good move. Look for him to continue to pick up points the rest of the way and he should end up as a top-20 scorer in the NHL this season.
P. A. Parenteau gets an assist Thursday | 03/29/2013 8:37 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau registered an assist in Colorado's 4-1 loss Thursday.
ImpactParenteau has 14 goals and 34 points in 33 games. Look for him to maintain that pace for the rest of the season.
P.A. Parenteau continues strong play | 03/28/2013 1:18 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau kept his strong 2013 season going with a two assist night as the Colorado Avalanche lost to the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Wednesday.
ImpactParenteau now has 33 points in 32 games, including a three-game streak with two tallies and five helpers. Just about any worries about the free agent's ability to cope without John Tavares have burned away.
P.A. Parenteau picks up two points for Avs | 03/25/2013 12:06 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau scored a goal and added an assist, but it wasn't enough as the Avalanche lost to Vancouver by a score of 3-2 Sunday.
ImpactParenteau is exceeding all expectations with 31 points in as many games this season after experiencing what many believed would go on to be a career season with 67 points on Long Island last year. Jamie McGinn also scored for the Avs while Ryan O'Reilly dished out two helpers in the losing effort.
P.A. Parenteau scores a pair in loss to Wild | 03/15/2013 12:30 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau scored two goals for the Avalanche Thursday as they were beaten by Minnesota by a score of 5-3.
ImpactParenteau has managed to live up to his lucrative free agent contract despite the team's struggles, notching 27 points in 26 contests with the Avs. Gabriel Landeskog also tallied for the third time this year in the losing effort.
P.A. Parenteau keeps producing | 03/03/2013 7:18 PM
NewsAlong with Matt Duchene, P.A. Parenteau might be the most pleasant surprise of the Colorado Avalanche's tough 2013 season.
ImpactMany wondered if he'd convert his breakout work with the New York Islanders to a new team. He might even be a better fit in Colorado, with nine goals and 18 points in 20 games. Parenteau scored the Avalanche's only tally in a 2-1 OT loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.
P.A. Parenteau gets eight goal on loss | 02/24/2013 11:52 PM
NewsP.A. Parenteau potted a goal in Colorado's 4-3 overtime loss to the Ducks on Sunday night.
ImpactParenteau is proving that he's not just a byproduct of playing with John Tavares, just that he's late bloomer who is really coming into his own in his later 20s. The winger has eight goals and 15 points on the season. Cody McLeod and John Mitchell notched the other goals, while Ryan O'Byrne chipped in with two helpers.
P.A. Parenteau continues hot streak with Avs | 02/05/2013 12:57 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau scored his seventh goal of the season in the Avalanche's 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars in Colorado Monday night.
ImpactParenteau has been hot. He scored his fifth and six goals of the season last Thursday night in Calgary. Paul Stastny picked up two points for the Avs with his second and third assists. Milan Hejduk also scored for Colorado. It was Hejduk's first goal of the season.
P.A. Parenteau continues hot streak with Avs | 02/01/2013 12:41 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau scored his fifth and sixth goals of the young season to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Flames 6-3 in Calgary Thursday night.
ImpactParenteau, however, was the only two-goal scorer for Colorado. There were two others -- Paul Stastny with his first two of the season and John Mitchell with his third and fourth. Matt Duchene also picked up two points for the Avs with two assists. The game was tied 3-3 until the third period. Colorado scored three goals with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, including an empty-netter by Parenteau.
Avs' P.A. Parenteau scores third goal in loss | 01/29/2013 1:10 AM
NewsP.A. Parenteau scored his third goal of the season as he and the Colorado Avalanche fell 4-1 to the Oilers in Edmonton Monday night.
ImpactMatt Duchene picked up his third assist of the season for the Avs.
Parenteau nets first goal with Avs | 01/23/2013 10:25 AM
NewsP. A. Parenteau scored his first goal with the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday.
ImpactParenteau inked a four-year/$16 million contract with the Avalanche over the summer after two strong seasons with the New York Islanders. There's some that are concerned that his success was directly tied to John Tavares and he'll consequently regress now that they're separated. We aren't too concerned about that and think he should still end up with 35-40 points in the shortened season.
P.A. Parenteau skates on top line | 01/13/2013 11:02 PM
NewsNewly-acquired winger P.A. Parenteau skated on the Avalanche's top line in the team's first scrimmage Sunday.
ImpactParenteau was teamed with offensive dynamos Matt Duchene and Gabriel Landeskog for the team's first session, a unit that's expected to at least begin the season together, though their ability to remain together will be wholly dependant on their performance. If nothing else, this is confirmation that Colorado coach Joe Sacco intends to use Parenteau in a scoring capacity.
Parenteau might play alongside Duchene | 01/10/2013 11:20 AM
NewsWith the lockout finally over, P. A. Parenteau might get put on a line with Matt Duchene.
Impact"I signed here because I knew there were a lot of good forwards and an opportunity to play with great players. I'll play with whoever they want me to play," Parenteau said. "I think I'd be a good match with Dutchy, for sure. I don't think he had the season he wanted last year, with all the injuries. But he looks pretty good out there, looks ready to go." Many suspect that Parenteau's success in recent years is due to him playing alongside John Tavares. While that certainly didn't hurt, Parenteau should get plenty of opportunities in Colorado and we don't expect him to suffer a significant drop in production.
|1/30/2014||Col||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|1/27/2014||Col||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||2||vs. Nas||Oct 4||2|
|Assists||3||vs. Dal||Dec 16||2|
|Points||3||vs. Dal||Dec 16||3|
|Penalty Minutes||6||at Edm||Dec 5||12|
|Plus/Minus||3||at Min||Nov 29||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||vs. Phx||Feb 28||1|
|Power Play Points||2||at Phx||Nov 21||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||53 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Mar 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||53 times-last:vs. Wpg||last:Mar 10||0|
|Shots||6||vs. Min||Dec 14||5|
|Penalty Minutes||89||2011-12 (NYI)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2010-11 (NYI)|
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