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Mark Parrish
Mark Parrish
Right Wing
Number: 21
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 199
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 2, 1977
Birthplace: Bloomington, MN, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 1, 2006.
Drafted: COL / 1996 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 3rd (79th overall)
Career: Has notched 342 NHL points (192-150=342) in 594 games during eight seasons with Florida, the New York Islanders, Los Angeles and Minnesota...One-time NHL All-Star has earned 67 multi-point games and five hat tricks...2006-07: Registered totals of 19 goals and 20 assists in 76 games during his first season with Minnesota and eighth in the NHL...Scored five PPGs and four GWGs...Notched first multi-point game in a Wild sweater with goal and an assist vs. NSH (11/4)...Recorded back-to-back multi-point games (1-3=4) at PHX and NSH (11/14-11/16)...Potted fifth career hat trick with three goals, including OT GWG vs. CHI (12/9)...Collected pair of goals including the GWG vs. ATL (1/2)...Recorded three-game goal streak tallying six points (4-2=6) over the span (12/31-1/4) and four-game point streak tallying seven points (4-3=7) over the span (12/31-1/6)...Named team captain for February and March/April...Missed three games with lower body injury (1/11-1/14) and two contests with upper body injury (3/4-3/6)...Missed one game with an illness (3/31)...2005-06: Collected 49 points (29-20=49) in 76 games with the Islanders and Kings...Had 41 points (24-17=41) in 57 games with Islanders before being traded to Los Angeles, where he posted eight points (5-3=8) in 19 games...His 24 goals marked the fourth consecutive season he has tallied 20 or more goals in a season...Tallied 11 multi-point games...Established new career-highs in PPGs (16) and PP assists (14)...Finished the season with five GWGs, one shy of his career high...Notched three assists at PHI (11/26)...Claimed his second three-point game of the season, posting a goal and two assists at VAN (3/27)...Missed four games due to injury (hip strain, 10/22-29)...2004-05: Did not play...2003-04: Played in 59 games for the N.Y. Islanders in his sixth NHL season...Potted 24 goals and 11 assists for 35 points (24-11=35) while tallying 18 PIM...Posted eight points in a five-game point streak (12/21-29) including six points and five goals in three games...Had two four-game goal-scoring streaks (3/2-9; 3/25-31)...Suffered a high-ankle sprain at OTT (1/1) and missed 23 games...2002-03: Tied career high by playing in 81 contests...Notched 23 goals and 25 assists while racking up 18 PIM...Third on the team in points...Awarded "Good Guy" Award by the Long Island chapter of the N.Y. Writers’ Association for cooperation with the media...Notched fourth career hat trick and tied a career high with four points vs. BOS (1/3)...2001-02: Tallied a career-high 60 points in his fourth NHL season, including his first 30-goal campaign...Played in 78 games tallying 30 assists and a career-high +10 plus/minus ratio...Earned his first NHL All-Star selection...Opened the season with a four-game goal-scoring streak, notching eight goals...Had a 12-game point streak (10/12-11/14)...Netted first Islanders hat trick of the season at NJ (10/11)...Tied his career high for points in a game (3-1=4) and had his second hat trick of the year vs. ANA (11/24)...Tied for team lead with six GWGs...2000-01: Played in 70 games in his first season with N.Y. Islanders and third in the NHL...Notched 17 goals and 13 assists while tallying 28 PIM...Made his Islanders debut at TB (10/6)...Scored his first two Islanders goals vs. ANA (10/17)...Third on the team in PPGs and fourth in goals...1999-00: Played in a career-high 81 games in his second NHL season tallying 26 goals and 44 points (26-18=44)...Third on the team in goals, sixth in points and tied for second in PPGs...1998-99: Played in 73 games in his rookie season with Florida notching 24 goals, 13 assists and 37 points...Led NHL rookies in goals and shooting percentage (18.6%), tied for the rookie lead in GWGs (5) and tied for second among rookies in PPGs (5)...Finished second on the team in goals and tied for second in GWGs...Set Florida records for goals and GWGs by a rookie...Named NHL Rookie of the Month for October after notching eight points (6-2=8) in nine games...INTERNATIONAL: Played in all six games for Team USA at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games...Represented Team USA in the 2001 World Championships...Tallied seven points (5-2=7) for silver medal winning Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Switzerland in 1997...Tied for the team lead in goals and finished third in points...Played for Team USA at the World Juniors in 1996...AMATEUR: With Seattle (WHL) in 1997-98, was named the team MVP and First Team WHL West All-Star...Was second-team NCAA West All-American in for St. Cloud State in 1996-97, tying for the league lead in goals and tying for 10th in points...Won back-to-back Minnesota State High School League Championships with Bloomington Jefferson in 1993 and 1994.

Playoffs: Has appeared in 26 playoff games in five postseasons with N.Y. Islanders, Florida and Minnesota earning nine points (5-4=9)...2006-07: Appeared in five playoff games with Minnesota and scored a goal and a +2 rating...Scored a goal in 4-1 Game 4 victory vs. ANA?(4/17)...2003-04: Played in five postseason games with the N.Y. Islanders and tied for team lead with three points and two assists...2002-03: Tallied one goal in five games with N.Y. Islanders...2001-02: Played in seven postseason contests tallying two goals and an assist...Scored his first two playoff goals, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals...1999-00: Notched his first career point (assist) with Florida while playing in four postseason games.

Career Transactions: Signed by Minnesota as a free agent, July 1, 2006; Acquired by Los Angeles with Brent Sopel from N.Y. Islanders in exchange for Denis Grebeshkov and Jeff Tambellini, March 8, 2006; Acquired by N.Y. Islanders with Oleg Kvasha from Florida in exchange for Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen, June 24, 2000; Rights acquired by Florida with Anaheim’s third round choice?(previously acquired ­– Lance?Ward) in the 1998 NHL?Entry Draft from Colorado in exchange for Tom Fitzgerald, March 24, 1998; Originally selected by Colorado in the fourth round (79th overall) of the 1996 NHL?Entry Draft.

Personal: Mark Daniel Parrish and his wife, Nicholle reside in Plymouth, Minn with their dog Frankie....Nicknames are “Parry” and “Grumpy”...Hobbies include hunting, golfing and fishing...Calls playing in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and the 2002 All-Star Game his most memorable hockey moments...Most memorable moment away from the rink was his wedding day...Started playing hockey at age five and credits his brother, Geno, father, Gene, and mother, Barb, with inspiring his hockey career...Also played baseball and football growing up...His favorite part of Minnesota is fall and the beginning of hunting season...Lists Eagle Street as his favorite Twin Cities restaurant...First job was as a paper boy...Favorite team growing up was the Minnesota North Stars, favorite player was Dino Ciccarelli...Lists Guitar Hero as his favorite video game and Anchorman as his favorite movie...His favorite food is steak and favorite breakfast dish is bacon...Favorite sports other than hockey is baseball and football...Enjoys the music of Nickelback...Favorite TV show is “The Simpsons.”

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