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Mark Parrish

Mark Parrish

Team Number: 21
Birth Date: 02/02/1977
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200lbs.
Position: Right Wing
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Mark Parrish plays with the NHL Dallas Stars.

Mark Parrish was born February 2, 1977 in Bloomington, Minnesota. He started playing hockey at the age of five and says his brother Geno inspired his hockey career. Growing up, he played baseball and football, and his first job was being a paper boy. He idolized Dino Ciccarelli and rooted for the Minnesota North Stars.

Mark Parrish enjoyed a high school hockey career at Bloomington Jefferson where he led his team to back-to-back Minnesota High School League Championships in 1993 and 1994. He went on to skate at St. Cloud State in St. Cloud, Minnesota, where he was second-team NCAA West All-American in 1996-97. That year, he tied for the league lead in goals and tied for 10th in points.

Mark Parrish was drafted into the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round of the 1996 NHL Entry Draft and saw his first NHL action with the Florida Panthers when he played 73 games in his rookie season. Mark Parrish went on to play for the New York Islanders, the Los Angeles Kings and was signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Wild on July 1, 2006. The right winger enjoyed career bests in goals and assists in 2001-02 with 30 in both categories. In his first season with the Minnesota Wild, Mark Parrish played in 76 games and scored 19 goals while tallying 20 assists. In his career before 2006-07, Parrish has posted 303 points in 518 games during seven seasons in the National Hockey League. In the 2001-02 season, Parrish was selected to go the NHL All-Star game.

Mark Parrish lives with his wife, Nicholle in Plymouth, Minnesota. “Parry” or “Grumpy” likes to hunt, golf and fish in his free time. His most memorable hockey experience was playing in the Olympic Winter Games in 2006. His favorite place to play on the road is New York.

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