Hurricanes ink Dyment, Parsons

The Albany River Rats announced today that their National Hockey League affiliate, the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, have signed defenseman Chris Dyment and center Brad Parsons to American Hockey League contracts.

"These players are solid additions to our club and make us stronger," said River Rats head coach/general manager Tom Rowe. "Chris is a proven AHL defenseman, while Brad provides us with another experienced player at this level."

Dyment, 26, is entering his fifth AHL season and was originally selected in the fourth round (97th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound blueliner scored four goals and seven assists with 47 penalty minutes in 32 games with the Providence Bruins last season.

In 156 career AHL games, Dyment has 10 goals, 15 assists and 187 penalty minutes with Houston, Springfield and Providence. He was a member of the Calder Cup champion Houston Aeros team as a rookie in 2003.

Parsons, 27, has recorded 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points in 130 career AHL games with Portland (2002-05). The Princeton product split the 2005-06 campaign between South Carolina (ECHL) and HIFK Helsinki (Finland).