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Rich Parent (born January 12, 1973 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a professional hockey goaltender who played briefly in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was traded to the Ottawa Senators at the end of his NHL career, but left the club around 2 weeks later.

Playing career

Parent began his professional career in the WHL as the goalie of the Spokane Chiefs. After one year with the Chiefs, Parent joined the Muskegon Fury of the Colonial Hockey League, now called the UHL. During the 1995–1996 season Parent was a ColHL first team All-Star, named the ColHL most Outstanding Goalie, and also played 19 games with the Detroit Vipers of the IHL and 2 games with the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The following season Parent played full time with the Vipers and led them to a Turner Cup victory. The St. Louis Blues signed Parent to a contract following the season and Parent made his debut in the NHL, playing for 12 minutes in a game for the Blues.

For the 1998–1999 season Parent split the year between the Blues and the Worcester IceCats, the Blues minor league affiliate. During the season he received injury after taking a slapshot by teammate Al MacInnis and was diagnosed with a ruptured testicle. Midway through 1999–2000 season Parent was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he played in a career high 14 games for the Lightning. The 2000–2001 season saw Parent sign as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He played 7 games with the Penguins but played the majority of the season for their affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In July 2001 Parent signed on to play in Germany, and he played until 2006, when he retired.

Career statistics

Season Team League GP W L T SO GAA
1997–1998 St. Louis Blues NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1998–1999 St. Louis Blues NHL 10 4 3 1 1 2.54
1999–2000 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 14 2 7 1 0 3.70
2000–2001 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 7 1 1 3 0 3.07
NHL Totals 32 7 11 5 1 3.15


  • 1996: ColHL First Team All-Star
  • 1996: ColHL Outstanding Goaltender
  • 1997: James Norris Memorial Trophy (Fewest Goals Allowed in IHL. Shared with Jeff Reese.)

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