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Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Dallas Stars
Minnesota Wild
Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
Florida Panthers
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Born February 2 1977 (1977-02-02) (age 33),
Bloomington, MN, USA
NHL Draft 79th overall, 1996
Colorado Avalanche
Pro Career 1997 – present


Mark Parrish (born February 2, 1977) is an American professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Parrish, a native of Bloomigton, Minnesota, attended Bloomington Jefferson High School and won two high school State Championships with the Jaguars in 1993 and 1994. Upon graduating from high school, Parrish joined St. Cloud State University of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). After recording 30 points in 39 games as a freshman, Parrish was drafted in the third round, 79th overall, by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Parrish returned to the St. Cloud for one more season, then decided to forego his final two years of collegiate hockey to join the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League (WHL). A WHL West First All-Star in his only year of major junior hockey, he scored at a goal-per-game pace with the Thunderbirds as team captain and accumulated 92 points in 54 games.

Before he could appear in an NHL game, the Colorado Avalanche traded Parrish to the Florida Panthers along with a 3rd round selection in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for veteran Tom Fitzgerald. He made his debut with the Panthers in 1998–99 and established himself as an effective power forward in the NHL, scoring 24 goals and 37 points as a rookie.

After two seasons with the Panthers, Parrish was sent to the New York Islanders with left wing Oleg Kvasha in exchange for future superstars Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen. His production dipped to 17 goals and 30 points in his first season with the Islanders, before emerging with a career-high 30 goals, 30 assists and 60 points in 2001–02. His career-year also included an appearance in the 2002 NHL All-Star Game. In the off-season, he was re-signed to a two-year contract by the Islanders. Parrish continued to score in the 20-goal range and re-signed again with the Islanders following the 2003–04 season, but was inactive during in 2004–05 due to the NHL lockout. When NHL play was set to resume the following season, Parrish signed another one-year contract worth $1.9 million on September 12, 2005.

At the 2005–06 trade deadline, he was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings along with Brent Sopel for Jeff Tambellini and Denis Grebeshkov. As his one-year contract expired at the end of that season, he became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2006, and signed with his home-state team, the Minnesota Wild to a five-year, $13.25 million contract. Parrish played two seasons with the Wild and was given the captaincy on three occasions as part of the team's monthly rotation. However, he could not match his previous production with the Islanders. On July 30, 2008, the final three years of Parrish's contract was bought out in order to clear salary cap space and he became a free agent.

Without an NHL team, Parrish signed with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a 25-game tryout basis on October 22. Soon thereafter, however, the Dallas Stars signed Parrish to a 1-year, 2-way contract on November 3. He made an immediate impact in his Stars debut on November 7, recording a hat trick in a 5-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks.

International play

Along with New York Islanders teammates Rick DiPietro and Jason Blake, Parrish played for Team USA at the 2006 Olympics held in Turin, Italy. The team was led by Peter Laviolette, Parrish's former coach with the Islanders. Team USA finished a disappointing 1–4–1, gaining its only win over Kazakhstan and eventually losing to Finland in the quarterfinals.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Bloomington Jefferson MSHSL 27 40 20 60 42 -- -- -- -- --
1995–96 St. Cloud State WCHA 39 15 15 30 30 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 St. Cloud State WCHA 35 27 15 42 60 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 54 54 38 92 29 5 2 3 5 2
1997–98 Beast of New Haven AHL 1 1 0 1 2 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 Beast of New Haven AHL 2 1 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 Florida Panthers NHL 73 24 13 37 25 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Florida Panthers NHL 81 26 18 44 39 4 0 1 1 0
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 70 17 13 30 28 -- -- -- -- --
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 78 30 30 60 32 7 2 1 3 6
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 81 23 25 48 28 5 1 0 1 4
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 59 24 11 35 18 5 1 2 3 0
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 57 24 17 41 16 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 5 3 8 4 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 19 20 39 18 5 1 0 1 0
2007–08 Minnesota Wild NHL 66 16 14 30 16 1 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 1 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008–09 Dallas Stars NHL 44 7 6 13 18 -- -- -- -- --
NHL totals 704 215 170 385 242 27 5 4 9 10

External links

  • Mark Parrish's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Mark Parrish's U.S. Olympic Team bio
Preceded by
Brian Rolston
Minnesota Wild captains
Feb-Apr 2007
Succeeded by
Pavol Demitra
Preceded by
Brian Rolston
Minnesota Wild captains
December 2007
Succeeded by
Nick Schultz

This article uses material from the "Mark Parrish" article on the Ice Hockey wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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