Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Parrish
Mark Parrish was born February 2, 1977 in Edina, Minnesota. The 3rd choice, 79th overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Parrish is a graduate of the Jefferson Jaguars High School team where in his final year he tallied 60 points on 40 goals and 20 assists in only 27 games. Following his final at Jefferson High School, Parrish joined the WCHA's St. Cloud State Huskies in the fall of 1996.

The Edina, Minnesota native spent two seasons at St. Cloud State capturing NCAA West Second Team All-Star honors in 1997 before leaving the school to join the WHL's Seattle Thunderbirds in 1997-98.

A two-time member of the United States World Junior team in 1996 and 1997 and member of its 1998 World Championship team, Parrish played in one game with the AHL's New Haven Beast during the 1997-98 season after having his rights traded by Colorado to the Florida Panthers midway through the season.

Parrish made his NHL debut with the Panthers in 1998-99, playing in 73 games and scoring 24 goals while only playing two games with New Haven.

In 1999-00 Parrish played in all but one the Panthers 82 games improving his goal (28) and point totals (44) before being traded during the off-season to the New York Islanders.

Following the trade Parrish's numbers went down in 2000-01 before establishing career highs in goals (30) assists (30) and points (60) in 2001-02 earning an invite to the 2002 All-Star Game. Later that spring, Parrish represented his homeland at the 2001 World Championships and over the course of the next two seasons continued to be an offensive leader for the Isles.

In the spring of 2005, Parrish made his third appearance at the Worlds' and in 2006 was a member of the U.S. Olympic team. Despite his strong play with the Islanders, Parrish was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings just prior to the NHL trading deadline in hopes adding some offense to their lineup.

His stint with Kings was short lived however as Parrish was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild in the off-season.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Jefferson Jaguars High-MN 27 40 20 60 42
1995-96 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 39 15 13 28 30
1995-96 United States WJC-A 6 1 3 4 2
1996-97 St. Cloud State Huskies WCHA 35 27 15 42 60
1996-97 United States WJC-A 6 5 2 7 8
1997-98 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 54 54 38 92 29 +33 5 2 3 5 2
1997-98 Beast of New Haven AHL 1 1 0 1 2
1997-98 United States WC-A 6 0 0 0 4
1998-99 Florida Panthers NHL 73 24 13 37 25 -6
1998-99 Beast of New Haven AHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1
1999-00 Florida Panthers NHL 81 26 18 44 39 +1 4 0 1 1 0
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 70 17 13 30 28 -27
2000-01 United States WC-A 4 1 0 1 2 +1
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 78 30 30 60 32 +10 7 2 1 3 6
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 81 23 25 48 28 -11 5 1 0 1 4
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 59 24 11 35 18 +8 5 1 2 3 0
2004-05
2004-05 United States WC-A 6 5 0 5 6 +2
2005-06 New York Islanders NHL 57 24 17 41 16 -14
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 19 5 3 8 4 -9
2005-06 United States Olympics 6 0 0 0 4 -2
2006-07 Minnesota Wild NHL 76 19 20 39 18 +9 5 1 0 1 0
2007-08 Minnesota Wild NHL 66 16 14 30 16 +2 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 44 8 5 13 18 -3
2008-09 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 1 1 2 2 0
2009-10 Norfolk Admirals AHL 56 17 21 38 32 +3
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 0 2 2 4 -5
2010-11 Buffalo Sabres NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -2
2010-11 Portland Pirates AHL 56 17 34 51 12 +4 12 3 3 6 0
2011-12 Binghamton Senators AHL 51 15 15 30 12 -15
NHL Totals 722 216 171 387 246 27 5 4 9 10


NCAA West Second All-American Team (1997)
WHL West First All-Star Team (1998) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2002)
Rights traded to Florida by Colorado with Anaheim's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Lance Ward) in 1998 Entry Draft for Tom Fitzgerald, March 24, 1998. Traded to NY Islanders by Florida with Oleg Kvasha for Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen, June 24, 2000. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders with Brent Sopel for Denis Grebeshkov and Jeff Tambellini, March 8, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, November 5, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Norfolk (AHL), October 8, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, February 9, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, October 6, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 8, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, November 25, 2012.