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Zach Parise confirms long-anticipated Islanders signing

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Zach Parise confirmed Wednesday that he’s headed to Long Island.

Parise, the former Devils captain whose father scored a playoff series-winning overtime goal for the Islanders in 1975, told The Athletic’s Wild beat writer Michael Russo that he agreed to terms with current Isles GM and former New Jersey boss Lou Lamoriello earlier in the summer.

After the six-time 30-goal scorer had the final four years of his contract bought out by Minnesota on July 15, multiple reports later in that month had him agreeing to join the Isles.

The team officially announced a multitude of long-anticipated new deals earlier Wednesday for forwards Casey Cizikas, Kyle Palmieri and Anthony Beauvillier and goalie Ilya Sorokin.

The Islanders still must register Parise’s deal with the NHL, but the winger told Russo he’s “got his Isles breezers (hockey pants) and is heading to NY for good later this month.”

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The 37-year-old Parise scored just seven goals with 11 assists in 45 games for the Wild last season, his 16th year in the NHL since the Devils drafted him in the first round (17th overall) in 2003.

Parise’s father J.P. scored 11 seconds into overtime to lift the Islanders to a first-round playoff upset of the Rangers in 1975, the first postseason series appearance and victory in franchise history.





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