New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward P.A. Parenteau has been assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
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Parenteau, 26, skated in two games with the Rangers and tallied his first career NHL goal on Wednesday against the Islanders. He returns to Hartford where has recorded eight goals and six assists for 14 points, along with 12 penalty minutes in nine games this season. He led all AHL skaters in goals and was tied for the league lead in points at the time of his recall on Tuesday.
He was also tied for first in the league in power play goals (five) and fourth in power play assists (four). Parenteau has registered five multi-point efforts this season, including three straight (four goals and seven points) entering today. He notched his first hat trick as a Wolf Pack player, including his first penalty-shot goal with Hartford, on October 10 against Springfield.
Last season, Parenteau 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.
The Blueshirts return to action tomorrow when they will face off against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matinee matchup.