The New Jersey Devils were the NHL’s lowest-scoring team last year, so today’s news makes plenty of sense — on Tuesday, the Devils claimed forward PA Parenteau off waivers from the Isles.
Parenteau, 33, was surprisingly let to by New York yesterday, just months after the Isles signed him to a one-year, $1.25 million deal. That contract was struck partly in the hopes of reuniting him with former running mate John Tavares, but the reunion never came to fruition. The two only played together once during the preseason, and the Isles opted to go with youth at forward — in the form of rookies Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier.
Back when he was playing alongside Tavares, Parenteau scored a career-best 67 points during the ’11-12 campaign. He’s since proven to be a good offensive producer on his own. Last year — playing for Toronto, the NHL’s last-place team — Parenteau scored 20 goals and 41 points.
Carolina gets Dahlbeck
The ‘Canes continued to add blueline depth on Tuesday, acquiring Klas Dahlbeck off waivers from Arizona.
Yesterday, Carolina inked defenseman Jakub Nakladal, formerly of Calgary.
Dahlbeck, 25, appeared in 71 games for the Coyotes last year, averaging just under 16 minutes per contest. A former third-round pick of Chicago, he’s described as a “big, left-shot defenseman,” by ‘Canes GM Ron Francis.
Griffith to Toronto
Seth Griffith, the 23-year-old forward that scored 77 points in just 57 games for AHL Providence last season, has been claimed by the Leafs after getting waived by Boston.
Griffith played in four games for the B’s last season, notching a single assist. Listed at 5-foot-9, 192 pounds, he’s fairly undersized but has shown a consistent ability to put up numbers — he’s basically been a point-a-game guy in the American League since debuting three years ago.
He’s also a familiar face to Leafs assistant GM Mark Hunter. Griffith played his junior hockey for OHL London, the team Hunter owns (and still serves as vice president for).