EL SEGUNDO, CA — On July 9, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they have signed forward prospect Scott Parse to a one-year contract.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Parse, 25, scored fifteen goals and added 24 assists for 39 points with a +6 plus/minus rating and 38 penalty minutes this past season for the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, the Kings’ primary minor league affiliate.
In 2007-08, Parse played in fourteen games with the Monarchs, 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. He also played in ten regular season games with the Grand Rapid Griffins of the AHL that year, scoring two goals and adding five assists for seven points. He also appeared in seven playoff games, scoring one goal.
Parse was selected by the Kings in the sixth round (174th overall) of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft. The 6-0, 193-pound native of Kalamazoo, Michigan played four seasons for the University of Nebraska-Omaha and was their all-time scoring leader with 79 goals with 118 assists for 197 points in 159 games, leading the team in scoring in each season and was named the team’s most valuable player in all four seasons.
The Kings also announced that they will host a two-game rookie tournament featuring young prospects of the Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California on September 9-10, 2009.
The first game is scheduled for 6:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 9 while the second game starts at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 10.
Practice times, rosters and ticket information will be announced at a later date.
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