With the puck drop of Game 82 on Friday night at UBS Arena, the regular-season finale, Zach Parise solidified his status as the only member of the Islanders to play in all 82 games — normally more of a common feat, but one that Islanders head coach Barry Trotz was sure to make note of.
Parise was the only player on the Islanders not to miss a game this season. This is somewhat impressive as the knock-on Parise has been his inability to stay healthy in the second half of his career. The last time Parise didn't miss a game was during the 2011-12 season, and he had only played more than 70 games twice during that span. Parise finished this season with 15 goals, 35 points, and a rating of minus-2.
Parise was the only player on the Islanders to not miss a game this season. This is a big surprise when you consider the knock-on Parise through the years has been that he's brittle and misses too much time. This will be the first time Parise has played more than 74 games in a season since the 2011-12 campaign. Coming into the season's final game, Parise has 15 goals, 34, a rating of minus-2, and has averaged 15:15 of playing time.
Throughout the week of April 10th, the New York Islanders played a total of three games. Their first game came Tuesday, April 12 at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Islanders won that game in a shootout with a final score of five to four. The next game of the...
Parise scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-0 win over the Canadiens. Parise continues to find twine regularly -- this was his fourth goal in the last three games. It also stood as the game-winner Friday, his fourth such goal of the season. The 37-year-old is up to 33 points, 129 shots on net, 51 hits, 51 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating through 74 outings overall.
Parise has 11 goals, 17 assists, and a rating of plus-2 in 69 games this season. Parise got off to a slow start in his first season with the Islanders but has played better in the second half. Parise is a third-line player at this point in his career and understands his role. He is also defensively responsible, which is a must under head coach Barry Trotz.
Despite being well out of the playoff picture, a pair of New York Islanders veterans are staying put. ESPN’s Kevin Weekes reports that forwards Zach Parise and Cal Clutterbuck signed extensions in New York. Per the Islanders, Clutterbuck’s extension is for two years, while Parise’s is just for one. The deals will go into effect for the 2022-23 season.
Parise agreed to a one-year extension with the Islanders on Monday. This move is a bit surprising, as Parise looks to be on his last legs at age 37. The seven-time 60-point scorer has just 24 points through 60 games, but Parise isn't ready to hang up the skates just yet, and Islanders GM Lou Lamariello will be happy to keep him around for another year after they finally reunited this season.
Under normal circumstances, locking yourself into a 38-year-old on a new contract isn't always the wisest decision. That's especially the case when you play for the Islanders, one of the oldest teams in the league who is all but a lock to miss the playoffs this year. Zach Parise is...
When the New York Islanders signed Zach Parise, I was excited. Not because I thought he was going to be the 30-year-old version of himself because I thought that he would provide solid scoring depth on the third line. Well, he's done that perfectly. Through 57 games, he has 24...
Parise netted a goal in a 4-3 win over the Ducks on Sunday. Parise dropped in the first goal of the game, beating John Gibson two minutes into the first period. The veteran left winger has one goal and two assists in seven games in March as part of what has been a second consecutive down year offensively for the former high-end option.
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Parise notched two assists and went plus-3 in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Avalanche. Parise set up goals by Ryan Pulock and Jean-Gabriel Pageau in this contest. During the Islanders' five-game road trip, Parise compiled three goals and four assists while playing a more advanced role in the lineup. The productive run has him up to 23 points, 80 shots on net and a plus-3 rating in 50 games. With the Islanders headed home for the next six contests, he'll look to keep the momentum going -- he's notched just nine points in 24 home games so far, compared to 14 in 26 on the road.