Parrish's time with Canucks ends

Updated: September 25, 2009, 1:49 PM ET
Associated Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks have released NHL veteran forward Mark Parrish from a training camp tryout contract.

Parrish had two assists in four preseason games before being cut Friday. He was trying to re-ignite a career that saw him average 26 goals a season for the New York Islanders from 2001 to 2006, then sign a five-year, $13.25 million contract in his home state of Minnesota in summer 2006.

The 32-year-old Parrish was bought out of that contract after scoring 35 goals in two seasons with the Wild, and scored only eight goals in 44 games with Dallas last year.

Parrish, originally drafted in the third round by Colorado in 1996, has 216 goals and 385 points in 704 career NHL games in 10 seasons.


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