Is P.A. Parenteau a stud or a dud?
Over the past two seasons there was a secret that gradually became common knowledge in fantasy hockey circles – P.A. Parenteau can play on a line with a number one center and thrive. The thirty-year-old Parenteau has had an interesting journey as the late bloomer permanently broke into the league only three years ago. And just two seasons ago, with the help of John Tavares, all of a sudden Parenteau became fantasy relevant.
After a couple of cups of coffee (five games with Chicago in 2006-2007 and 22 games as a Ranger in 2009-2010) Parenteau eventually landed on Long Island and posted 53 points in 81 games in 2010-2011. Breaking 50 points was a very solid showing for a player who had just 27 NHL games to his credit going into 2010-2011. The next season, Parenteau had his breakout campaign posting 67 points.
2011-2012 Regular Season