DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Avalanche made a couple of roster moves on Wednesday, putting P.A. Parenteau on the first line.

The P.A. stands for Pierre Alexander.

After spending six years in the minors and being with five different NHL teams, Parenteau spent the last couple of years with the New York Islanders where he blossomed.

He scored 121 points in 168 games developing a reputation for scoring at the biggest moments of the game.

“Playing hard, making plays when the game’s on the line, like you said, but what’s fun about it is I have the chance to do it with Landeskog and Duchene,” said Parenteau.

His teammates are already impressed with what they’ve seen.

“He’s a great player, very skilled, he’s definiteky practicing the power play out there definitely adds a new look,” said Avs Center Matt Duchene.

“He’s fun to play with and he really knows how to pass that puck and really skilled and such patience with the puck,” said Avs Captain Gabriel Landeskog.

The Avs signed the free agent to a four-year deal worth $16 million.


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