This month's AJHL alumni profile is former Oil Barons defenseman Colton Parayko. The St. Albert native spent two seasons with the Fort McMurray Oil Barons between 2010-12 where he accumulated 12 goals and 42 assists for 54 points. In the summer of 2012 Parayko was drafted in the third round (86th overall) by the St. Louis Blues.
After finishing his junior career, Colton went to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he would play three years with the Nanooks. During his time with the Nanooks, Paryako scored 17 times and had 49 assists for 66 points in 104 games. During the 2014-15 season, Colton was named Captain of the team and following his final year in post-secondary he would play 17 games with the Chicago Wolves scoring four goals and adding three assists. This year Parayko attended camp, made the St. Louis Blues and would score his first and second career goals against the Calgary Flames on October 13th (the first goal was also the game winner).
Following the game, Colton talked about his goals.
To date (October 26th) Parayko has three goals and two assists and is a plus 5 in eight games with the Blues. Former Oil Baron play by play voice Tyler King talks about the former Oil Baron.
The AJHL congratulates Colton on his first career NHL goal and wish him all the best in the future.