Today is P.A. Parenteau’s 30th birthday. The right winger was picked up by the Avs over the summer, to the tune of a four year, $16 million deal. P.A. has been exactly what everyone hoped for when signed. In 30 games, he has 29 points (13g/16a). While the offense has struggled some nights, P.A. has brought a ton of points to the table. If this was a normal season, Parenteau would be on pace for 79 points (a career high) and 35 goals (15 more goals than his previous career high). Since joining the team, Parenteau has played in his 200th game, earned his 50th goal, and his 100th assist in the NHL. He and Duchene have had instant chemistry, and out of all the concerns Avs fans are voicing, 2/3 of the Duchene line for the next three seasons isn’t among them.
Here’s hoping the Avs can get a win for his birthday tonight!