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Rangers call up Parenteau, Eriksson

Rookie forward, veteran defenseman join Blueshirts from Hartford

Friday, 03.26.2010 / 2:08 PM / News
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Rangers call up Parenteau, Eriksson
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward P.A. Parenteau and defenseman Anders Eriksson have been recalled from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).

P.A. Parenteau
Parenteau, 27, notched two goals, including the overtime game-winner, in a 4-3 win vs. Providence on Sunday, and has registered nine points (four goals and five assists) in six games since returning from injury on March 10 at Worcester.  He has recorded 20 goals and 25 assists for 45 points, along with 63 penalty minutes and a plus-15 rating in 35 games with Hartford this season.

He leads the Wolf Pack in plus/minus rating, ranks second in points, third in goals and fifth in assists. He is also tied for second on the team with eight power play goals on the season.

Parenteau has recorded 15 multi-point performances and five games with three-or-more points, including two hat tricks on February 28 at Lowell and October 10 vs. Springfield.  He posted a season-high eight-game point streak from October 23 at Adirondack to December 18 vs. Toronto, registering 15 points (six goals and nine assists) over the span. 

In addition, Parenteau has skated in 14 games with the Rangers this season, registering one goal and four points.  He tallied his first career NHL goal in his Rangers debut on October 28 at the NY Islanders, and recorded his first NHL multi-point performance with two assists on November 23 against Columbus.  Last season, Parenteau finished ninth in the AHL in points with 29 goals and 78 points, and was named a First-Team AHL All-Star.

The Hull, Quebec native was acquired by the Rangers from the Chicago Blackhawks on October 11, 2007, in exchange for a conditional draft pick.  He was originally Anaheim's ninth round selection, 264th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.

Anders Eriksson
Eriksson, 35, has registered three assists in eight games with Hartford since being acquired by the Rangers on March 3 from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for goaltender Miika Wiikman and a seventh round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.  He has appeared in 18 AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage and Hartford this season, registering one goal and six assists, along with six penalty minutes and a plus-two rating.

In addition, he has registered three assists in 12 games with Phoenix this season, after signing with the Coyotes as an unrestricted free agent on December 21.  He tallied three assists and a plus-two rating in his first seven games with Phoenix, from December 21 vs. Columbus to January 5 at Edmonton.

The Bollnas, Sweden native was originally Detroit’s first round selection, 22nd overall, in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.