SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.
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-- Minnesota Wild President and General Manager Doug Risebrough today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has bought out the remaining three years of forward Mark Parrish’s contract.
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Parrish, 31 (2/2/77), recorded 69 points (35-34=69) in 142 games during two seasons with the Wild. The Bloomington, Minn.-native recorded his fifth career hat trick including the game-winner in overtime against Chicago (12/9/06) and served as team captain three times with the team, February (2007), March/April (2007) and December (2007). Parrish has notched 372 points (208-164=372) including 69 power play goals and 37 game-winning tallies in 660 games during nine NHL seasons with Florida, the New York Islanders, Los Angeles and Minnesota. The Wild originally signed him to a five-year contract on July 1, 2006.
Following the buyout, Parrish becomes an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any other NHL team.