Scott Parker (ice hockey)
Scott Parker ( born January 29, 1978 in Hanford, California ) is a retired American professional ice hockey player in the position of right winger, who has played during his active career, among other things for the Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.
Parker began his career in the Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets in the. After a decent rookie season with seven points and 159 penalty minutes in 64 games, the New Jersey Devils selected him in the NHL Entry Draft in 1996 in the third round at 63 point. The Californian then spent the next two years in Kelowna. In the 1997/98 season he posted Karrierebestmarken in the categories of goals, assists and points. Since he had but offered no contract up to the Devils, Parker stood in the NHL Entry Draft in 1998 for the second time to choose from. This time chose him the Colorado Avalanche in the first round at position 20, and took it right under the contract.
In the 1998/99 season, Parker was the first time in the National Hockey League on the ice, remained in a total of 27 games but no points. The end of the season and the entire following of Americans spent at the farm team of the avalanche, the Hershey Bears, before he played the entire regular season 2000/ 01 and the start of the playoffs again in the NHL. There he won with Colorado this year won the Stanley Cup. This was followed by a further two seasons in Colorado, until he was transferred on 21 June 2003 for a draft pick of the fifth round in his home state of California to the San Jose Sharks. On 11 March 2006, Parker was banned for two games because he wanted to jump during a game against the Nashville Predators on the Plexiglas ties between the team benches to beat defenders with Brendan Witt.
After numerous minor injuries and little stakes in the 2006/07 season the San Jose Sharks transferred him on 27 February 2007 back to Colorado Avalanche. There he first spent the entire 2007 / 08 and arrived there something regularly used as a last in San Jose. After the management of the avalanche in November 2008, decided to include that Parker after recovering from injury should accumulate in the American Hockey League with the Lake Erie Monsters, he refused. The Avalanche subsequently announced the contract with the striker for insubordination. After spending a season as the club loose player, Parker declared in September 2009, his playing career ended.
Parker, who was very limited in his playing style, was praised by his team-mates mainly because his team relevant character.
Awards and achievements
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )