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Ryan Parent

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Status: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman

Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 205 pounds

DOB: March 17, 1987 In: Prince Albert, Sask.

First Hockey Memory:
"Actually not even ice hockey, but probably playing mini sticks in the basement with my brother (Adam)."

Hockey Inspirations:
"Growing up I liked Wayne Gretzky and every team he was on, like Edmonton, and then I liked L.A. because of him."

"Right now my nickname is 'Bernie' from Bernie Parent."

Hobbies/Leisure Activities:
"I love guitar; I like playing guitar. I like golf. I like summertime water sports, boating, stuff like that."

Favorite Movies:
"I liked Old School, Wedding Crashers."

Last Book Read:
"Motley Crue, Dirty Little Secrets or whatever it's called (The Dirt). The book of Motley Crue's band."

Musical Tastes
: "Jack Johnson, Ben Harper."

First Job:
"I did some landscaping for a contractor."

First Car:
" '98 Dodge Avenger."

Current Car:
"BMW M5."

Greatest Sports Moment:
"Can't think of just one. My first NHL game; conference final against Pittsburgh three years ago. And gold medal for Canada in the world juniors."

Most Painful Moment:
"Probably when I had to have surgery last year."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory:
"I got stuck coming out of the penalty box; my pants got caught in the door and I fell over on the ice. The puck came at me; I didn't know where I was or anything. I was rolling around. You could hear people in the stands laughing."

Favorite Uniforms:
"I like ours – orange jersey. And I've always liked Montreal's as well. Their old ones. I grew up a Montreal fan, so I appreciate their jerseys."

Last Halloween Costume
: "I was a police officer."

Favorite Meal:
"Probably breakfast – standard eggs and toast."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
"Chocolate raspberry."

Funny Hockey Memory
: "Last year or two years ago, when (Scott) Hartnell chucked his glove at a guy going down on a breakaway. And he had a penalty shot later on in the year when he did an absolutely hilarious move and he ended up falling on the goalie."

Closest Hockey Friend:
"Probably (Darroll) Powe."

Funniest Player Encountered
: "Scotty Hartnell is one of them. He's just a funny guy; upbeat, he brings a lot of energy."

Strangest Game
: "One time in juniors, the Zamboni – it stalled before it went off – so it melted a hole in the ice. And then to try and bring it back, they brought out fire extinguishers to spray that on the ice. I guess it's cold. But it ended up making a huge, massive mound. That caused a bit of a delay."

Most Memorable Goal
: "First (and only) NHL goal."

Last Vacation:
"I haven't been on one in a couple years. Dominican, I guess."

Personality Qualities Most Admired:
"I like humor. I like people who are real laid back. Just kind of good people, all in all."

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