Avalanche Officially Sign Veteran Forward

After a few days of rumors, the Colorado Avalanche have announced that they have officially signed forward Zach Parise to a one-year, $825,000 contract.

Parise chose to sit out the first half of the season, but now he has found his new home. While the expectation was that he would return to the New York Islanders if he did play this season, he has instead joined the Avs.

This has the potential to be a good signing for the Avalanche. Parise showed last season that he is still a solid NHL player, as he scored 21 goals and had 34 points in 81 games played. Overall, he showed that he can produce in a bottom-six role, and now the Avs are hoping that he can do the same for them now that he is heading to Colorado. 

Parise gives the Avalanche a bit more forward depth and overall skill with this signing. With that, he also provides them plenty more experience, as he has had an excellent and long career. However, he is not ready to hang up the skates yet, and he is hoping to help the Avalanche as they look to win their second Stanley Cup in three years.

We will now need to wait and see how much of an impact Parise makes for the Avalanche under this new deal from here.

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