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[ALUMNI BIO] Ryan Parent

BIRTH DATE: March 17, 1987

HOW ACQUIRED: Selected by Guelph in the 1st round of the 2003 OHL Priority Selection – 8th overall

POST JR. CAREER: Following his junior career. Ryan played for Philadelphia (AHL), Philadelphia (NHL), Vancouver (NHL), Manitoba (AHL), Chicago (AHL), Norfolk (AHL), Ontario (ECHL), St. John’s (AHL), Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).

STATUS: Retired from professional hockey following the 2015-16 season

POSITION: Defenceman

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lou Embro Memorial Award – 2003
  • OHL Champion with the Guelph Storm – 2003-04
  • Wellington Motors Rookie of the Year – 2003-04
  • Won Gold Medal as captain of Team Ontario at the Under-17 Hockey Challenge – 2003-04
  • Represented Team OHL at 2004 CHL Super Series
  • Participated in 2004-05 CHL Top Prospects Game
  • Guelph Ivan Tennant Memorial Award (Top Academic High-School Player) – 2004-05
  • Won Fastest Skater drill & 60 Dash at the Top Prospects Skills Competition
  • Won Silver Medal as captain of Team Canada at the U18 Worl Junior Championships – 2004-05
  • Guelph Storm Roger Neilson Memorial Award – 2005-06
  • Guelph Storm Top Defenceman Award – 2005-06
  • Fay Scott Memorial Award – 2005-06
  • Ryan was named Storm captain for the 2006-07 season
  • Leadership Award – 2006-07
  • Gold Medalist for Team Canada, 2006 IIHF World Junior Championships
  • Gold Medalist for Team Canada, 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships
  • Participated in 2006-07 OHL All-Star Classic
  • OHL Second All-Star Team
  • Voted Best Defensive Defenceman in 2007 OHL Coaches Poll

Selected in the first round (18th overall) by the Nashville Predators in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft

STATS:

Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002-03 Waterloo Siskins MWJHL 41 2 8 10 36 4 0 1 1 0
2003-04 Guelph Storm OHL 58 1 5 6 18 22 0 0 0 2
2004-05 Guelph Storm OHL 66 2 17 19 36 4 0 1 1 4
2005-06 Guelph Storm “A” OHL 60 4 17 21 122 15 1 4 5 24
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 10 0 0 0 4
2006-07 Guelph Storm “C” OHL 43 3 7 10 86 4 0 1 1 14
2006-07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 6 1 0 1 4
2006-07 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 0 0 0 6 4 0 1 1 0
2007-08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 53 1 7 8 42
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 0 4 4 10 6 0 0 0 6
2008-09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 15 0 1 1 18
2009-10 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 48 1 2 3 20 17 1 0 1 2
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Manitoba Moose AHL 39 1 1 2 56
2011-12 Chicago Wolves AHL 22 1 5 6 31 5 0 1 1 10
2012-13 Norfolk Admirals AHL 56 0 5 5 52
2013-14 Norfolk Admirals AHL 26 0 3 3 26 5 0 0 0 4
2014-15 Ontario Reign ECHL 6 0 1 1 0
2014-15 St. John’s IceCaps AHL 22 0 2 2 16
2014-15 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015-16 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 12 0 0 0 16 9 0 2 2 8

First Game: September 19, 2003 vs. Windsor
First Goal: February 20, 2004 vs. Belleville
First Assist: October 5, 2003 vs. London

Parent Making most of Opportunity – 2009-02-11