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Colton Parayko
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Born May 12 1993 (1993-05-12) (age 26),
St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
226 lb (103 kg; 16 st 2 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team St. Louis Blues
Ntl. team Flag of Canada.svg Canada
NHL Draft 86th overall, 2012
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2015–present

Colton Parayko (born May 12, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Blues in the third round (86th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Parayko played collegiate hockey for the Alaska Nanooks in the NCAA Men's Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). In his sophmore year, Parayko's outstanding play was rewarded with a selection to the 2013–14 All-WCHA First Team.[1]

At the completion of his junior season with the Nanooks, Parayko ended his collegiate career in signing a two-year entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues. He was assigned to their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, to finish the 2014–15 season on March 10, 2015.[2]

Parayko played his first full season with the Blues in 2015-16, notching 9 goals and 24 assists for 33 points in 79 games, having a rather successful rookie season. He struggled early in the 2016-17 season but managed to overcome his struggles and found himself playing on the Blues top defensive line with Alex Pietrangelo. Despite his early struggles and scoring only 4 goals on the season, Parayko beat his career high in points by 2 with 35.

PersonalEdit

On August 12, 2016, Parayko graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in Business Administration.[3] On earning his degree, Parayko stated "Hockey can only last so long. I’m going to have to work after hockey.....Having a degree in my back pocket is obviously a bonus."[3]

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada West
World Junior A Challenge
Gold 2011 Langley

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2010–11 Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL 42 3 9 12 12 12 2 1 3 2
2011–12 Fort McMurray Oil Barons AJHL 53 9 33 42 65 21 3 9 12 14
2012–13 Alaska Nanooks CCHA 33 4 13 17 23
2013–14 Alaska Nanooks WCHA 37 7 19 26 16
2014-15 Alaska Nanooks WCHA 34 6 17 23 16
2014–15 Chicago Wolves AHL 17 4 3 7 6 5 0 0 0 6
2015–16 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 9 24 33 29 20 2 5 7 4
NHL totals 79 9 24 33 29 20 2 5 7 4

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 2013–14 [4]
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2013–14
All-WCHA First Team 2014-15 [5]
NHL All-Rookie Team 2015-16

ReferencesEdit

  1. O'Donnell, Tim (2014-03-14). Kunyk, Parayko make All-WCHA first team. NewsMiner.com. Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  2. Blues sign Parayko to entry-level deal. St. Louis Blues (2015-03-10). Retrieved on 2015-03-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Parayko Graduates with Class of 2016. St. Louis Blues (August 12, 2016). Retrieved on August 12, 2016.
  4. Kunyk, Daniels take top WCHA honors. collegehockeynews.com (2014-03-13). Retrieved on 2014-04-01.
  5. "All-WCHA Teams", College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved on 2014-04-13. 

External links Edit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nick Jensen
WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
2013-14
2014-15
Succeeded by
Casey Nelson
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