Nashville Predators sign D Ryan Parent to $1.85M contract for 2 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators have signed defenceman Ryan Parent to a US$1.85-million, two-year contract.

The team announced the deal Monday with the 23-year-old Parent, who was acquired from Philadelphia in June in exchange for Dan Hamhuis. He will make $850,000 in 2010-11 and $1 million in 2011-12.

The Predators initially picked Parent in the first round of the 2005 draft and he was sent to the Flyers in a trade that brought Peter Forsberg to Music City in 2007.

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Parent played 48 regular season games for the Flyers last year, posting three points and 20 penalty minutes. He also scored a goal during the Flyers’ run to the 2010 Stanley Cup final.