(NHL) The New York Islanders announced they’ve signed winger Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million.
Parenteau returns to the team with which he had his most success in his NHL career to date. His best season came in 2011-12, when the 33-year-old recorded 67 points (18 goals, 49 assists) in 80 games, playing for the most part alongside Isles captain and star center John Tavares.
Since his break out seasons with the Islanders, Parenteau has bounced around like an unwanted child. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Colorado Avalanche in 2012. Then, after two seasons in Denver, was traded to the Montreal Canadiens. He played one year in Montreal before being bought out. Last summer, he signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs and led the team with 20 goals and finished second on the club with 41 points.
In his NHL career, Parenteau has played in 424 regular season games with the Leafs, Canadiens, Avalanche, Islanders, New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks, recording 268 points (101 goals, 167 assists) and 307 penalty minutes. He was originally drafted by the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the ninth round (264th overall) in 2001.