New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward P.A. Parenteau
has been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL), and forward Dane Byers has been assigned to Hartford.
|P.A. Parenteau |
Parenteau, 26, has skated in two games with the Rangers this season and tallied his first career NHL goal on October 28 against the Islanders. He is currently tied for the AHL lead in goals (10) and ranks second in the league in points (20). In addition, Parenteau ranks second in the league with six power play goals and is tied for third with six power play assists.
He has registered at least one point in each of his four games since returning to Hartford on October 31, tallying two goals and six points over the span, and is in the midst of a seven-game AHL point streak dating back to October 23 (six goals and 13 points). Parenteau has registered seven multi-point efforts this season, including his first hat trick as a Wolf Pack player on October 10 against Springfield. Last season, he finished ninth in the AHL in points with 29 goals and 78 points, and was named a First-Team AHL All-Star.
The Hull, Quebec native was acquired by the Rangers from the Chicago Blackhawks on October 11, 2007, in exchange for a conditional draft pick. He was originally Anaheim's ninth round selection, 264th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.
Byers, 23, skated in five games with the Rangers and recorded his first career NHL point with a goal on October 30 at Minnesota. He returns to Hartford where he has registered two goals and five points, along with 26 penalty minutes in nine games this season. He ranked second on the team in penalty minutes, was tied for fourth in goals and eighth in points at the time of his recall on October 30.
Prior to his recall, Byers was riding a three-game point streak, recording two goals and four points over the span. Last season, Byers tied for the team lead in playoff goals (three) and finished second on Hartford in playoff points (four).
The Nipawin, Saskatchewan native was originally the Rangers second round selection, 48th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.