The Los Angeles Kings announced the signing of forward Scott Parse on Wednesday night to a new 2-year deal. Parse, 25, was a rookie in the 2010 season, playing in his first NHL action of his career, plus a little bit of time down in the AHL as well during the year. His new deal will be worth $900,000 per season and according to CapGeek.com, it looks to be a one-way deal, so he should be expected to have a roster spot come opening night in October.
In 59 games with the Kings, Parse scored 11 goals and 13 assists for 24 points, ranking him 343rd among all players and 236th among forwards. At his scoring pace in a full 82-game schedule, he would be looking at about 33 points or so, but for how old he is and getting a full-time shot, I would imagine his confidence may do him a little bit better.
Now, that Parse is a full-timer, we can assume his numbers into the salary cap discussion. This signing now brings the Kings up to a roster of 15 players for $43.4 million, so that should give the Kings plenty of room through the Summer to tweak their line-up for a better playoff run.