November 3, 2009 6 Comments
LOS ANGELES — There have been whispers over the past couple of seasons about whether or not right wing Scott Parse would ever be able to make it to the National Hockey League.
Having been an offensive threat at every level, Parse was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the sixth round (174th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He played in four seasons with the University of Nebraska-Omaha where he was their all-time scoring leader with 79 goals with 118 assists for 197 points in 159 games. Parse led the team in scoring in each season and was named the team’s most valuable player in all four seasons.
In 2007-08, Parse played in fourteen games with the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (Kings’ primary minor league affiliate), contributing three assists. He also played in eighteen games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, a Kings’ affiliate at the time, scoring five goals with eleven assists for sixteen points. Parse also had a brief stint late in the 2006-07 season with the Grand Rapid Griffins of the AHL that season, scoring two goals and adding five assists for seven points in ten regular season games. He also appeared in seven playoff games, scoring one goal. Read more of this post