Parrish was the last remaining player not yet under contract
before the team departed for training camp, which started on
The 28-year-old Parrish has 94 goals and 79 assists in his four
seasons with the Islanders. He is expected to be a member of
the United States team that will compete in the 2006 Winter
Olympics in Italy.
Parrish scored on a career-high 22.9 percent of his shots in
2003-04, recording 24 goals in 59 games while fighting through
an ankle injury. He posted a plus-eight rating in helping New
York to the playoffs for the third straight season.
In 2001-2002, Parrish recorded 30 goals and 30 assists in 78
games and had a career-best plus-10 rating, earning a spot in
the NHL All-Star Game.