Reign sign veteran defenseman Parent

ONTARIO, Calif. — The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and Winnipeg Jets, announced that the club has agreed to terms with veteran defenseman Ryan Parent.

Parent, 27, spent the 2013-14 season with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League, totaling three assists and 26 penalty minutes in 26 games.

A first-round selection (18th overall) of the Nashville Predators in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Parent has appeared in 106 NHL games with the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks, accumulating seven points (1g-6a) and 36 penalty minutes. Parent made his professional debut with the Milwaukee Admirals during the 2006 Calder Cup Playoffs, and has also posted 26 points (4g-22a) and 229 penalty minutes in 217 career AHL games.

Prior to turning pro, the native of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan played for the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League from 2003-07, amassing 56 points (10g-46a) and 262 penalty minutes in 227 career games. Parent helped the Storm capture a 2003-04 OHL title, and also represented Team Canada on its gold medal-winning World Junior Championship teams in 2005-06 and 2006-07.