Ryan Parent was drafted 18th overall in 2005 by the Nashville Predators, who later traded him to Philadelphia as part of the Peter Forsberg deal. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Status: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman
Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 205 pounds
DOB: March 17, 1987 In: Prince Albert, Sask.
First Hockey Memory: "Actually not even ice hockey, but probably playing mini sticks in the basement with my brother (Adam)."
Hockey Inspirations: "Growing up I liked Wayne Gretzky and every team he was on, like Edmonton, and then I liked L.A. because of him."
Nicknames: "Right now my nickname is 'Bernie' from Bernie Parent."
Hobbies/Leisure Activities: "I love guitar; I like playing guitar. I like golf. I like summertime water sports, boating, stuff like that."
Favorite Movies: "I liked Old School, Wedding Crashers."
Last Book Read: "Motley Crue, Dirty Little Secrets or whatever it's called (The Dirt). The book of Motley Crue's band."
Musical Tastes: "Jack Johnson, Ben Harper."
First Job: "I did some landscaping for a contractor."
First Car: " '98 Dodge Avenger."
Current Car: "BMW M5."
Greatest Sports Moment: "Can't think of just one. My first NHL game; conference final against Pittsburgh three years ago. And gold medal for Canada in the world juniors."
Most Painful Moment: "Probably when I had to have surgery last year."
Embarrassing Hockey Memory: "I got stuck coming out of the penalty box; my pants got caught in the door and I fell over on the ice. The puck came at me; I didn't know where I was or anything. I was rolling around. You could hear people in the stands laughing."
Favorite Uniforms: "I like ours – orange jersey. And I've always liked Montreal's as well. Their old ones. I grew up a Montreal fan, so I appreciate their jerseys."
Last Halloween Costume: "I was a police officer."
Favorite Meal: "Probably breakfast – standard eggs and toast."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: "Chocolate raspberry."
Funny Hockey Memory: "Last year or two years ago, when (Scott) Hartnell chucked his glove at a guy going down on a breakaway. And he had a penalty shot later on in the year when he did an absolutely hilarious move and he ended up falling on the goalie."
Closest Hockey Friend: "Probably (Darroll) Powe."
Funniest Player Encountered: "Scotty Hartnell is one of them. He's just a funny guy; upbeat, he brings a lot of energy."
Strangest Game: "One time in juniors, the Zamboni – it stalled before it went off – so it melted a hole in the ice. And then to try and bring it back, they brought out fire extinguishers to spray that on the ice. I guess it's cold. But it ended up making a huge, massive mound. That caused a bit of a delay."
Most Memorable Goal: "First (and only) NHL goal."
Last Vacation: "I haven't been on one in a couple years. Dominican, I guess."
Personality Qualities Most Admired: "I like humor. I like people who are real laid back. Just kind of good people, all in all."
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