26-Year-Old Defenseman – Anaheim Ducks
Ryan Parent Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the Ducks in January 2013.
Parent did not receive a qualifying offer from the Canucks prior to Monday's deadline, the Vancouver Province reports.
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Parent made four appearances with the Canucks during the 2010-11 season, but most of his time was spent with Manitoba of the AHL. The former first-round pick has managed just seven points (1 G, 6 A) in 106 career NHL games and appears destined to be a fringe player once again this season.
Parent was acquired by the Predators in an offseason trade for Dan Hamhuis. Parent has increased his games played in each of the last three seasons, and he'll likely get a shot to make an even bigger contribution for his new team in the upcoming season. He will challenge for one of the bottom two d-man spots on the Preds' roster come training camp.
Parent will start the year on the blue line for the Flyers but needs to show something to the management in order to keep getting ice-time. With the bevy of talented, young defensemen in the organization, he'll need to prove his worth to keep his job. Has not factored on the score sheet so far in his young career.
Parent was one of the main components of the Peter Forsberg trade with the Nashville Predators in February. Although there have been just two scrimmages among the prospects, Parent clearly stands out among the group due to his skating and physical play. Parent is one of the Flyers top five prospects. He'll stick around when training camp officially begins, a nice chance to see how he performs.
Parent will likely make some waves at AHL affiliate Milwaukee in 2006-07 and continue his development for the NHL, but it is very unlikely that he will see any playing time in Nashville this season.
Parent should develop into a #4-type NHL defenseman in a few years. Not overly physical, he uses instinct and positioning to keep his own end clear, and while he won't be the top guy on the power play he possesses an effective shot and slick passing skills.
Smart as a whip and extremely mobile, Parent will play the role of shut-down defenseman in the NHL. He'll likely end of wearing a C or an A on his NHL jersey, but he won't be a regular fantasy contributor.