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Born March 17, 1987 (1987-03-17) (age 23),
Prince Albert, SK, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
210 lb (95 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team Philadelphia Flyers
Ntl. team  Canada
NHL Draft 18th overall, 2005
Nashville Predators
Playing career 2006 – present

Ryan Parent (born March 17, 1987 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and raised in Sioux Lookout, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Ryan has recently had surgery on the discs in his back and his currently out of action.

He was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

After playing three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Guelph Storm, Parent joined the Milwaukee Admirals for the 2006 American Hockey League playoffs. He has returned to the Guelph Storm for the 2006–07 season.

Parent also played on both Canada's 2006 and 2007 World Jr. Hockey Championship gold-medal winning teams.

On February 15, 2007, Parent was traded along with Scottie Upshall, a 1st round draft-pick, and a 3rd round draft-pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Peter Forsberg.

Parent is considered a defensive specialist, he has been often compared to NHL players Scott Hannan and Robyn Regehr.

On April 5, 2007, Parent made his NHL debut playing against the New Jersey Devils at the Wachovia Center.

He is nicknamed "Bernie" by his Flyers teammates because of former Flyers net minder Bernie Parent.[1] The two are not related and pronounce their last names differently.

Despite being born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he was raised in Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

Awards

  • 2005–06: OHL Second All-Star Team
  • 2006–07: OHL Second All-Star Team

Career statistics

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Regular season and playoffs

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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 OHL 60 4 17 21 122 15 1 4 5 24
2005–06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 10 0 0 0 14
2006–07 Guelph Storm 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 Phantoms AHL 53 1 7 8 42
2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 22 0 0 0 6 4 0 1 1 0
2008–09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 15 0 1 1 18
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 31 0 4 4 10 6 0 0 0 6
NHL totals 54 0 4 4 16 10 0 1 1 6
AHL totals 74 2 8 10 64 10 0 0 0 4
OHL totals 227 10 46 56 262 45 1 6 7 44

International

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Men's ice hockey
Under 18 Tournament
Silver 2005 Plzeň Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Gold 2007 Leksand Ice hockey
Gold 2006 Vancouver Ice hockey
Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Canada WJ18 6 0 0 0 6
2006 Canada WJC 6 0 0 0 12
2007 Canada WJC 6 0 0 0 6
Junior int'l totals 18 0 0 0 24

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Preceded by
Alexander Radulov
Nashville Predators first round draft pick
2005
Succeeded by
Jonathon Blum

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