This season: 59 games, 11 goals, 13 assists, 22 penalty minutes, 10:32 average ice time.
The good: Parse’s stock in the organization seemed to be going down, at least until he got off to an outstanding start to this season with Manchester. From there, he had three points in his first four NHL games, stuck with the Kings for good after being recalled after the Olympics, and showed the potential, at times, to be a high-level offensive winger. Parse moves well and has good hands.
The bad: Consistency has been an issue for Parse, who rightfully draws praise for his goals and other skillful plays but sometimes frustrates Terry Murray with his inability to put together a full game at both ends. That lack of consistency got Parse sent back to Manchester a couple times during the season.
Going forward: Parse took strides this season, when he showed that he could play at the NHL level. There’s still another step to go, though, for Parse to show that he can regularly fill a lineup spot. Parse is a free agent this summer, and it’s probably a 50-50 bet as to whether he will get a short-term contract from the Kings this summer.