New York Islanders Add Old Friend PA Parenteau

By Brian Dollard

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow keeps busy with signing right wing and former Islander PA Parenteau on the second day of free agency.

It was rumored Garth Snow was seeking another forward, and he wasted little time bringing forward PA Parenteau back to the Islanders on a one year, $1.25 million contract. Parenteau played for the New York Islanders from 2010-2012 and put up 120 points over those two seasons.

PA played on the right side of John Tavares, and could get a chance to play in that spot again, along with newly acquired Andrew Ladd.

After leaving the Islanders in 2012, Parenteau signed a four year contract in 2012 with the Colorado Avalanche and was traded to the Montreal Canadiens for the third year of the contract.

Montreal then bought him out and he signed a one year deal to play for Toronto last season. Parenteau was second on the team in points, and he led the Maple Leafs in goals, posting the second twenty goal season of his career.

At 33 years old, Parenteau doesn’t make the Islanders any younger, but a team needs more than 12 forwards to get through an 82 game season.

Next: The Case for Andrew Ladd

The New York Islanders will likely find Parenteau best suited on the 2nd or 3rd line as he has not played over 17 minutes a game since 2012-13. It is likely Jack Capuano will attempt to rekindle chemistry with John Tavares, but this is a low risk depth signing, and I would consider Parenteau successful if he provides a 30 point season.