O’Brien Traded for Ryan Parent

Linesmen separate Vancouver Canucks defenseman Shane O'Brien and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ben Eager (R) as they scuffel during the third period of game 5 of the NHL Western Conference semifinals at the United Center in Chicago on May 9, 2010. The Canucks won 4-1 but trail 3-2 in the best of seven series. UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom


According to Bob McKenzie tweet, the Canucks may have traded the recent waived Shane O’Brien for Nashville prospect Ryan Parent.

The full trade according to McKenzie is:

O’Brian and Dan Gendur for Parent and another player not off the NHL roster.

Parent’s current deal is a two-year contract worth $925k year. Assuming he makes the team, Parent will save the Canucks about 675k in cap space relative to O’Brien.

As for Gendur, he’s a trivial throw-in. A former 7th round pick, Gendur is 23 and has played in the ECHL for most of his pro career. He’ll never be an NHLer. It’s a good bet the Canucks are receiving a similar quality player from the Predators to comeplete the deal.

*EDIT – Jonas Andersson is the other player heading to Vancouver. A former 2nd round pick, Andersson is actually a 29 year old veteran who has mostly played in Europe, but skipped the pond to try to make the Predators this year. He’s certainly better than Gendur, but is in tough to make the Canucks parent squad anyways.

  • Well, that was a stroke of luck!

    Since SOB and Parent were both destined for the minors anyway, the trade doesn’t really save any cap space. Just saves the team money overall.

    What it does is keep SOB and his questionable behaviour away from young kids in the organization. So for that, it’s a great move.