Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rangers Sign Blake Parlett To Entry-Level Contract

As per Renaud Lavoie of RDS, the Rangers have signed defenseman Blake Parlett to an entry level contract.  Parlett began the 2010-11 season with the Greenville Road Warriors, the Rangers’ ECHL affiliate before joining the Connecticut Whale late in the season.  Parlett made the ECHL All-Star team this season and recorded seven goals and 25 assists in his 46 games with the Road Warriors before having two goals and 10 assists in 24 games for the Whale.  

Parlett is an offensive minded defender, but this move is likely a depth move for the Whale more than a move for the Rangers, at least for now.  Players like Dan Girardi have shown that if they stick with it they can rise through the ranks and exceed expectations that are had within the organization for them and hopefully Parlett will become another such player.