Rangers Sign Blake Parlett

As per Renaud Lavoie, the Rangers have signed defenseman Blake Parlett to an entry level contract.  The deal is for the league minimum in a two-way contract.  Parlett was initially signed to a minor league deal with the CT Whale on 7/29/2010, and the culmination of his hard work has led to this entry level contract.  In splitting time between Greenvale of the ECHL and the Whale, Parlett put together respectable numbers.  With Greenvale, he put up a line of 7-25-32 with 40 PIMs in 46 games.  With CT, he put up a line of 2-10-12 with 17 PIMs in 24 games. 

In the 2009-2010 OHL season, Parlett played for the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors, where he had a good over-age season with the Majors, putting up a line of 11-35-46 and 108 PIMs in 68 games.  The 22 year old, 6’1″, 205 lb defenseman is likely a depth move for the Whale.  Expect him to replace Tysen Dowzak on the depth chart, who I do not believe will be given another contract.  The Rangers still have plenty of space on the 50 contract reserve list.

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