NHL Trade Rumors: Devils likely to move P.A. Parenteau

The New Jersey Devils are likely going to trade forward P.A. Parenteau. 

P.A. Parenteau has been a bit of a journeyman over his career. Over the past four seasons, he has played for four different teams. Overall, Parenteau has worn the jersey of seven different teams. He could be adding to the list of teams he has played for, as the New Jersey Devils are likely going to trade him and defenseman Kyle Quincey.

Pending UFAs Kyle Quincey and P.A. Parenteau will likely be shipped out before March 1 unless the New Jersey Devils claw their way into a playoff spot.

Parenteau is the kind of player who fits a variety of teams. All contenders could use someone like him. Parenteau can provide cheap forward depth and scoring from just about anywhere in the lineup. On a Stanley Cup contender, he’s ideally a third line or fourth line forward. However, his offense makes him a better fit for the third line than the typically more defensive fourth line.

The Devils forward has 13 goals and 12 assists for 25 points through 54 games. Parenteau can also add something to the power play, as he has seven points (four goals and three assists) on the man advantage this season. He also have a very reasonable cap hit of just $1,333,333, making him a tempting option for teams without much cap space.

Quincey is a tempting option as well. This time of year, it’s important to have blue line depth. Quincey can play on either side, but has been primarily playing on the right side this season despite being left handed. After several years of struggling at possession with the Red Wings, he has a positive even strength Corsi For percentage this season at 0.8 percent.