BREAKING: The Most Paid Player in NHL Set to Retire

Published September 11, 2023 at 5:34 PM

At the UBS Arena in Belmont Park, General Manager Lou Lamoriello made a rare public appearance before the media.

During the discussion, the topic of Zach Parise took center stage, as he holds a special place in Lamoriello's favor. Although Parise remains an unrestricted free agent for now, he has a history of signing short-term deals just before the start of training camp.

In a significant revelation, Lou Lamoriello stated that Zach Parise will not be joining the Islanders' training camp. However, he didn't completely rule out the possibility of something happening later in the season, clarifying that Parise is currently in Minnesota.

Lou Lamoriello says Zach Parise will not come to camp with the #Isles. Did not rule out something later in the season but says Parise is home in Minnesota.

This announcement raises questions about the future of Parise's NHL career. According to NHL Insider Arthur Staples, the team has decided not to offer him a contract. It appears unlikely that Parise will return to the NHL, given his recent buyout and declining offensive performance, with no other team offering him a substantial deal.

It's worth noting that Parise signed a massive 13-year, $98 million contract with Chuck Fletcher, which was the league's largest until it was bought out by Bill Guerin. In the last two years, Parise has opted for league-minimum contracts with the New York Islanders.

Despite the contract changes, Parise managed to make valuable contributions, recording 30 points in each of the past two seasons.
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BREAKING: The Most Paid Player in NHL Set to Retire

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