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Isles Player Preview: PA Parenteau

Parenteau is back for a second tour of duty with the Islanders

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

2015-16 Season: PA Parenteau had a bounce-back year last season, scoring 20 goals and 41 points for the Toronto Maple Leafs, his highest totals in three years. 

Parenteau signed a one-year deal with the Leafs after splitting the previous two seasons in Colorado and Montreal. He made the most of it, becoming the second-leading scorer on the Leafs, hitting the 20-goal plateau for the second time in his career. There was speculation he'd be moved at the trade deadline, but a trade never materialized. 

Parenteau signed a one-year deal with the Islanders on July 2, marking his second stint with the team. 

Highlight Reel Moment: PA Parenteau highlights from the 2015-16 season and his time with the Islanders.

The Look Ahead: Two of Parenteau's best seasons came with the Islanders, scoring 120 points (38G, 82A) in 161 games over two years. Parenteau felt he was a good fit with the Islanders a few years ago, as he had chemistry with John Tavares and a good relationship with head coach Jack Capuano, so there shouldn't be too much of an adjustment period for the returning winger. Parenteau said his past production has been linked to his health and having the trust of the coaching staff. 

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Parenteau is primarily a playmaker, but can handle himself in the corner/in front of the net and while he's not an enforcer, he's not going to let hits on players like Tavares go unchecked. Happy to be back with the Islanders, Parenteau's goal for this season is to deliver the offensive impact that made his first go-around go so well.

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