Zach Parise in a press conference in the Colorado Avalanche's locker room.
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Zach Parise announces his plans for next season

Published April 18, 2024 at 11:01

Colorado Avalanche's Zach Parise announced his plans for the next season as he prepares for his 15th playoff run.

Back in January, Parise signed a one-year deal with the Avs'.

At 39 years old, and after 19 seasons in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils, Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders and Colorado Avalanche, he shared what he plans to do for the next season.

In an interview, he revealed that tonight's matchup against the Oilers will be the last regular season game of his career.


He doesn't want to make a big deal of it, but #Avs Zach Parise confirmed tomorrow night will be the last regular-season game of his career.

He's also happy he came back and ready for one more chance to win the Stanley Cup:

"Yeah, I've decided. I'm not going to make a big deal out of it. I was content coming back that this would be the last one."

"It's been awesome to be a part of. The experience itself. Playing with these guys and even just practicing with them, it makes you a better player — even at my age. It's gone even better than I thought it would be."

With the Avs', Parise hopes to win the first Stanley Cup of his career. His team hopes that his vast experience will help them win a second Stanley Cup in three years.

Parise played 1253 games in his career and tallied 888 points, including 433 goals. In the playoffs, he played 111 games, scored 37 goals and 43 assists.

Source: Markerzone - Parise comments on his future in the NHL
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Zach Parise announces his plans for next season

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