A decade after their last season together in New Jersey, forward Zach Parise and general manager Lou Lamoriello have reunited on Long Island.
The veteran winger was announced as the New York Islanders' newest signing Friday, the club set to be the third he'll have played for in the big leagues after seven years with the Devils and another nine with the Minnesota Wild.
Terms of the deal were not officially disclosed.
It's official! The @NYIslanders add more depth on offense by signing veteran forward Zach Parise.
— NHL (@NHL) September 10, 2021
Drafted 17th overall by Lamoriello back in 2003, Parise became a star in New Jersey, putting up five 30-goal seasons and topping out at a career-high 45 back in 2008-09. He endured a bumpier run in Minnesota, but finished with 199 goals and 400 points through 558 games with the club, before being bought out by the Wild earlier in the off-season.
He now makes the same move his father, J.P. Parise, made back in the '70s during his own playing days, heading from Minnesota to the Islanders.
“My expectation is to fit in on a really good team and do everything I am asked. You just want to be a part of what they already have there.”
Listen to Zach Parise as he addresses the media pic.twitter.com/zERvq8ReJF
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) September 10, 2021