New York Islanders: Predicting The Isles Top 5 Point Leaders In 2016-17
Number 4: P.A. Parenteau
Hello old friend! Oh yes, remember 2010 and 2011 when Parenteau put up 53 and 67 points playing with John Tavares. That’s going to happen again this year. Well, maybe not the 50 plus points.
After leaving the Islanders P.A. wasn’t the player he was with John Tavares (*cough like Matt Moulson cough*). Although last year with Toronto he put up a solid 40 point season.
At this stage in his career and with the Islanders expectations he isn’t really a top line winger. He would be a great secondary scorer on the second line but having him be the Isles number one RW is a tad concerning.
Nonetheless he is merely a placeholder for Josh Ho-Sang, he isn’t in the long term plans and that’s okay. He can hold down the fort just fine until Ho-Sang is ready to jump in there, likely next year.
I think if you gave me a stick and some skates I could even find a way to come up with some points playing alongside John Tavares in the NHL, even if it is by accident. That said Parenteau should be able to be around 40 points again in his sleep just based off of Tavares’ talent.
Final Prediction: 42 points