According to Michael Russo, Zach Parise has informed him that a deal with the New York Islanders was signed this summer. All that remains is for GM Lou Lamoriello to filed the paperwork with the league.
Parise will be joining the Islanders for training camp later this month.
Wild buyout Parise
The Minnesota Wild made some big and expensive moves this summer. GM Bill Guerin opted to buyout the remaining four years on the contracts of franchise stalwarts Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Parise and Suter, both 36, signed with the Wild as free agents on July 4, 2012, and have played the past nine seasons together in Minnesota.
“Zach and Ryan have been an integral part of the Wild’s success over the past nine years and we’ll always be grateful for their many contributions,” general manager Bill Guerin said in a news release on Tuesday. “There were numerous factors that entered into the difficult decision to buy out their contracts, but primarily these moves are a continuation of the transformation of our roster aimed at the eventual goal of winning a Stanley Cup.”
Parise, a 16-year NHL veteran, tallied 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in 45 games in 2021-22. He has 810 points (393 goals, 417 assists) in 1,060 career games with the New Jersey Devils (2005-12) and Wild.
He also ranks third in Wild history in points (400) and seventh in games (558), while Suter ranks fourth in both points (369) and games (656).
Parise played under GM Lou Lamoriello when he was with the New Jersey Devils.
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