The New York Islanders have signed RW P-A Parenteau to a one year, $1.25MM contract, reports Newsday’s Arthur Staple. Parenteau returns to the team where his NHL career really took off, as he spent two years with the team from 2010-2012.
Parenteau spent last year with Toronto after receiving a buyout from the Canadiens in the 2015 offseason (he will earn $1.33MM from Montreal this year as part of that). He had a nice bounce back campaign with the Leafs, collecting 20 goals and 21 assists in 77 games while playing 16:16 per night. He was expected to be dealt before the trade deadline but an injury threw a wrench into those plans.
Parenteau has played in 424 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Rangers, Islanders, Avalanche, Canadiens, and Maple Leafs, collecting 101 goals and 167 assists. He was ranked 24th on our Top 50 UFA list.
With the signing, the Islanders sit roughly $4.7MM under the salary cap, according to Cap Friendly.