Zach Parise confirmed Wednesday that he’s headed to Lengthy Island.
Parise, the previous Devils captain whose father scored a playoff series-winning extra time purpose for the Islanders in 1975, informed The Athletic’s Wild beat author Michael Russo that he agreed to phrases with present Isles GM and former New Jersey boss Lou Lamoriello earlier in the summertime.
After the six-time 30-goal scorer had the ultimate 4 years of his contract purchased out by Minnesota on July 15, a number of studies later in that month had him agreeing to hitch the Isles.
The group formally introduced a mess of long-anticipated new offers earlier Wednesday for forwards Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri and Anthony Beauvillier and goalie Ilya Sorokin.
The Islanders nonetheless should register Parise’s cope with the NHL, however the winger informed Russo he’s “acquired his Isles breezers (hockey pants) and is heading to NY for good later this month.”
The 37-year-old Parise scored simply seven targets with 11 assists in 45 video games for the Wild final season, his sixteenth 12 months within the NHL because the Devils drafted him within the first spherical (seventeenth general) in 2003.
Parise’s father J.P. scored 11 seconds into extra time to elevate the Islanders to a first-round playoff upset of the Rangers in 1975, the primary postseason sequence look and victory in franchise historical past.