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Parenteau after being traded by Colorado: 'My relationship with Patrick Roy never took off'


Two years into a four-year contract signed with the Colorado Avalanche, P.A. Parenteau found himself packing his bags after being traded to the Montreal Canadiens at the end of June.

While Parenteau is looking forward to continuing his career in his native Quebec, he recently expressed some disappointment in regards to why his time with the Avalanche was cut short.

"I don't know why it didn't work, but my relationship with Patrick (Roy) never took off," he said, per Le Journal de Montreal. "I wish it were otherwise. It seems that when I was injured over the holidays, everything tumbled afterward."

Parenteau scored nine goals and added 15 assists in 38 games for Colorado early in the season, but suffered a knee injury late in December, and saw a dip in ice time and production upon his return. As time went on, he began to see that the writing was on the wall in terms of an eventual trade.

"My departure from Colorado did not surprise me because I knew that the organization wanted to trade me, that [it] had no plan for me," he said. "It disappointed me to learn that I had committed myself for four years with the organization. But hockey is a spinning wheel."

For his career, Parenteau is a 0.70 point per game player, and will be a benefit to the Canadiens' offense provided his relationship with head coach Michel Therrien gets off the ground.

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