New York Islanders Rumors: Parise Has Played His Last NHL Game

After the New York Islanders lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round this season, Zach Parise was the last player from the team to remain in the locker room. Greg Wyshynski reported that Parise remained in his stall with his head in his hands after all his teammates and media had left the locker room. He is 38 years old and is a UFA. This season could have been his last in the NHL.

At his age, there is no certainty that there will be a contract available for him on the Islanders or another team despite the production he had this season while being paid $750,000. He has had a long and successful career, but has never hoisted the Stanley Cup after 18 seasons split between the New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild and Islanders.

He has spent the past two seasons with the Islanders, just missing the lengthy playoffs runs they had the two years prior. For a veteran that was considered washed up after being bought out by the Wild, he has provided great value for the Islanders, amassing 33 goals and 69 points in 164 games, even reaching the 20-goal mark this season. If that was his last game, he has had a great career. And if he still feels he has enough in the tank and a team wants to add him at a great value, I wouldn't be surprised.

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