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Ryan Parent

Ryan Parent  #34

Defenseman
NUMBER: 34 BIRTHDATE: March 17, 1987
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Prince Albert, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 198 DRAFTED: NSH / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (18th overall)
OHL Second All-Star Team (2006, 2007) Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville with Scottie Upshall and Nashville's 1st (later traded back to Nashville - Nashville selected Jonathon Blum) and 3rd (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Phil Desimone) round choices in 2007 Entry Draft for Peter Forsberg, February 15, 2007. Traded to Nashville by Philadelphia with future considerations for Dan Hamhuis, June 19, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Nashville with Jonas Andersson for Shane O'Brien and Dan Gendur, October 5, 2010. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to various injuries. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Norfolk (AHL), October 24, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 as a healthy reserve.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season