NHL.com: Adam Pardy has a new home, and he’s looking forward to it.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, Pardy spent the last two seasons with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League, scoring three goals and adding three assists in 68 games with the club.
The 6-foot-1, 205-pound forward, who is currently playing for the AHL’s Providence Bruins, has also spent time in the AHL with the Hartford Wolfpack and Grand Rapids Griffins.
While he will likely play for the Bruins for the foreseeable future, Peddy said that it was more about the opportunity and his personal goals.
“I really wanted to play in pro hockey for a while,” Pardy said.
“The only thing I really care about is playing and making the team and having my career.
I wanted to try to make the team, play for this organization and play with the guys that I’ve got.”
The Boston native was originally drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the third round (90th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft.
He spent the majority of the season in Providence, but he was promoted to the Wolfpack in mid-March.
Pardy is currently ranked fifth among American skaters in goals (29), tied for second in points (36), and tied for sixth in power-play goals (10).
In terms of playing time, Pardys season has been limited to 26 games, which is good for sixth among American players in the American League.
Pardy, who turned 20 on Saturday, was selected to the AHL All-Rookie Team.