Rangers re-sign forward Parenteau

The New York Rangers, parent club of the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack, announced that they have re-signed forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau to a contract extension. Parenteau skated in 75 games for the Wolf Pack in 2007-08 and led the team with 34 goals, 47 assists, and 81 points, setting new career highs in both goals and points.

Parenteau, 25, also ranked among the league leaders in several statistical categories, finishing fourth in points, sixth in goals and ninth in assists. He also tied for fifth in the AHL with 15 power play goals and was named a Second-Team AHL All-Star at the end of the regular season.

Parenteau appeared in all five of Hartford’s Calder Cup Playoff games this spring, again leading the Wolf Pack in both goals (3) and points (5).

A native of Hull, Que., Parenteau was originally acquired by the Rangers on Oct. 11, 2007, from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The 5-11, 195-pound forward was drafted by Anaheim in 2001 and has skated in 341 career AHL games with Cincinnati, Portland, Norfolk and Hartford, registering 117 goals and 163 assists for 280 points, along with 248 penalty minutes and a plus-26 rating. He shows one assist in five career NHL contests, all with Chicago.