Last Updated on September 21, 2023 by Admin
Mark Parrish, a respected veteran of the NHL, brings his wealth of experience and hockey knowledge to NHL Network as an analyst, appearing on various studio programs, including the flagship show NHL Tonight.
Parrish’s NHL journey began when he was drafted in the third round by the Colorado Avalanche in 1996. He embarked on a twelve-year career in the league, showcasing his skills with teams such as the Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Buffalo Sabres.
Notably, Parrish played a vital role in the Islanders’ consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs from 2001 to 2004, contributing seven points in 17 games played.
In 2006, Parrish proudly represented his country as a member of the U.S. Olympic team in Torino, Italy, where he joined forces with his Islanders teammates and former coach. Parrish’s achievements also include being selected as an NHL All-Star in 2002. Throughout his NHL career, he amassed impressive numbers, tallying 216 goals, 171 assists, and 387 points in 722 games played.
Prior to his NHL endeavors, Parrish honed his skills in the Western Hockey League as part of the Seattle Thunderbirds. He furthered his hockey journey by excelling at the collegiate level, earning recognition as an All-American while playing for the St. Cloud State Huskies in 1997.
In addition to his role at NHL Network, Parrish remains actively involved in the hockey community. He contributes as a radio personality on KFAN Radio’s The Power Trip in Minneapolis/St. Paul, engaging fans with his insights and analysis. Parrish also serves as the head coach of the boys’ hockey team at Orono High School in his native Minnesota.
Since taking the helm in 2015, he has led the Orono Spartans to great success, culminating in a Minnesota State High School League championship in 2018. Parrish’s dedication to the sport extends beyond his playing days, as he continues to shape and inspire the next generation of hockey players.