MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract (2016-17 and 2017-18) with free agent defenseman Tom Parisi.
Parisi, 22, played 38 games with the Providence College Friars (Hockey East) in 2015-16, recording 16 points (1 goal and 15 assists). The 5'11’’ and 195 lbs defenseman displayed a +12 differential and served 24 penalty minutes.
Since making his college debut in 2012-13, Parisi appeared in 144 regular season games with Providence College, contributing 55 points (12 goals and 43 assists) with 96 penalty minutes. Parisi also suited up with the U.S. National Development Team (USHL) and the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs (EJHL) during the 2011-12 season.
A native of Commack, New York, Parisi took part in the Canadiens’ last Development Camp in July 2015 on a try-out basis.