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Canucks acquire Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson

Parent and Andersson are acquired from Nashville in exchange for Shane O'Brien and Dan Gendur

Tuesday, 05.10.2010 / 12:10 PM / News
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Canucks acquire Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Ryan Parent and forward Jonas Andersson from the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenceman Shane O’Brien and right wing Dan Gendur.

Parent, 23, played 48 games in the 2009.10 season with the Philadelphia Flyers, recording three points (1-2-3) and 20 penalty minutes. In 102 NHL regular season games, all with the Flyers, Parent has seven points (1-6-7) and 35 penalty minutes. He has also played in 27 NHL playoff games with Philadelphia, including 17 during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The 6’3”, 198 lbs. native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, was selected by Nashville in the first round, 18th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Andersson, 29, finished the 2009.10 season with Minsk Dynamo in the KHL, recording 20 points (7-13-20) in 30 games played. In five NHL games, the 6’2”, 209 lbs. forward collected two penalty minutes. A native of Lidingo, SWE, Andersson played nine games for Sweden at the World Championships, registering six goals, second in goals scored at the tournament, and helping capture a bronze medal. Andersson was originally selected by Nashville in the first round, 33rd overall in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

O’Brien, 26, finished the 2009.10 season with eight points (2-6-8) and 79 penalty minutes in 65 games played. The Port Hope, ON native finished first among Canucks defencemen in hits with 112 and second in plus/minus with a +15 rating. In 299 NHL games, the 6’3” defenceman has registered 55 points (8-47-55), 605 penalty minutes and a career +15. O’Brien was originally selected by the Anaheim Ducks 250th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Gendur, 23, split the 2009.10 season in the ECHL with the Victoria Salmon Kings and Johnstown Chiefs. In eight games with the Salmon Kings, he registered four assists and six penalty minutes. In 21 games with the Chiefs, he collected eight points (2-6-8) and eight penalty minutes. The Vancouver, BC native was originally selected 206th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by Vancouver.

Parent's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
2002-2003 Waterloo Siskins-OHA-B 41 2 8 10 35
2003-2004 Guelph Storm-OHL 58 1 5 6 10 18 0 0
2004-2005 Guelph Storm-OHL 66 2 17 19 5 36 0 0
2004-2005 Canada-WJ18-A 6 0 0 0 6
2005-2006 Guelph Storm-OHL 60 4 17 21 2 122 3 0
2005-2006 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL
2005-2006 Canada-WJC-A 6 0 0 0 12
2006-2007 Flyers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
2006-2007 Philadelphia Phantoms-AHL 6 1 0 1 -4 4 0 0 0
2006-2007 Guelph Storm-OHL 43 3 7 10 2 86 0 0
2006-2007 Canada-WJC-A 6 0 0 0 6
2007-2008 Flyers 22 0 0 0 -4 6 0 0 0 9 0.0
2007-2008 Philadelphia Phantoms-AHL 53 1 7 8 8 42 0 0
2008-2009 Flyers 31 0 4 4 3 10 0 0 0 9 0.0
2008-2009 Philadelphia Phantoms-AHL 15 0 1 1 0 18 0 0 0
2009-2010 Flyers 48 1 2 3 -14 20 0 0 0 27 3.7
NHL Totals 102 1 6 7 -15 36 0 0 0 46 2.2

 

Andersson's Career Regular Season Statistics
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW S S%
1997-1998 AIK Solna Jr.-Swe-Jr. 33 14 16 30 32
1998-1999 AIK Solna Jr.-Swe-Jr. 16 3 7 10 18
1998-1999 London Knights-BH-Cup 10 1 3 4 0
1998-1999 London Knights-Britain 12 2 3 5 0
1998-1999 Sweden-WJ18-A 7 2 0 2 6
1999-2000 North Bay Centennials-OHL 67 31 36 67 -7 27 12 2 4
1999-2000 Milwaukee Admirals-IHL 2 1 0 1 0
2000-2001 Milwaukee Admirals-IHL 52 6 7 13 4 44 0 0 0 66 9.1
2000-2001 Sweden-WJC-A 7 0 0 0 6
2001-2002 Predators 5 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0
2001-2002 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 71 13 17 30 2 19 1 2 3
2002-2003 Milwaukee Admirals-AHL 49 7 4 11 -8 12 0 0 0 77 9.1
2004-2005 Sodertalje SK-Sweden 34 0 4 4 8
2004-2005 Brynas If Gavle-Sweden 7 2 0 2 2
2005-2006 Ilves Tampere-Finland 48 8 10 18 26
2006-2007 HPK Hameenlinna-Finland 23 6 7 13 20
2007-2008 HPK Hameenlinna-Finland 42 11 13 24 42
2007-2008 Karpat Oulu-Finland 13 1 7 8 4
2008-2009 Karpat Oulu-Finland 55 24 33 57 54
2009-2010 Dynamo Minsk-Rus-KHL 30 7 13 20 12
2009-2010 Sweden-WC-A 9 6 0 6 6
NHL Totals 5 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 4 0.0