The Los Angeles Kings
announced Wednesday they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with 25-year-old left wing Scott Parse
The first-year forward scored 11 goals and added 13 assists for 24 points, along with 22 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating in 59 regular-season games with the Kings this past season. His 11 goals were tied for 10th among NHL rookies, and his plus-13 rating was tied for second among all rookies and was first among rookie forwards. He did not have point in four playoff games.
Parse, selected by the Kings in the sixth round (No. 174) in the 2004 Entry Draft, made his NHL debut with the Kings on Oct. 24, 2009, at Phoenix, and earned his first NHL point (an assist) in that game. He scored his first NHL goal five nights later against Vancouver, notched his first career multi-point game with a goal and an assist on Dec. 5 vs. St. Louis, and had first two-goal game on March 29 at Minnesota.
Prior to his recall to the Kings on October 23, Parse had a team-high 9 assists and 11 points in seven regular-season games with the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ AHL. In all, he had 4 goals and 15 posts in 14 AHL games.
Parse appeared in 74 regular season games with the Monarchs during the 2008-09 season, recording 15 goals and 39 points with 38 penalty minutes.
Parse began his pro career late in the 2006-07 season with Grand Rapids of the AHL after completing his senior year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He split time with Manchester and Reading of the ECHL during the 2007-08 season.