Parent added to Devils’ staff

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The New Jersey Devils have named Ryan Parent as an assistant coach of the AHL’s Binghamton Devils.

Parent will join head coach Mark Dennehy and assistant coach Sergei Brylin to round out the coaching staff.

Parent, 31, was a first-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators, 18th overall, in 2005. He played in 106 games as a defenseman in the NHL with Vancouver and Philadelphia, notching one goal and six assists. He also played in 27 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Parent also played 251 games in the American Hockey League with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Manitoba, Chicago, Norfolk, St. John’s and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, totaling four goals and 24 assists. He also appeared in 31 postseason games in the AHL, including a trip to the Calder Cup Finals in 2006.

A native of Prince Albert, Sask., Parent was part of the gold medal winning Team Canada at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships.