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Ryan Parent

Ryan Parent  #34

Defenseman
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: March 17, 1987
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Prince Albert, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: NSH / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)
OHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville with Scottie Upshall and Nashville's 1st (later traded back to Nashville - Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) and 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Phil Desimone) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft for Peter Forsberg, February 15, 2007. Traded to Nashville by Philadelphia with future considerations for Dan Hamhuis, June 19, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Nashville with Jonas Andersson for Shane O'Brien and Dan Gendur, October 5, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to various injuries. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Norfolk (AHL), October 24, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.

— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday