Zach Parise agrees with the Avalanche

Zach Parise agrees with the Avalanche

Forward Zach Parise returns to the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Colorado Avalanche.

On Friday, the club announced that it had offered the 39-year-old a one-year contract.

Parise was a free agent. In December, Sportsnet reporter Elliotte Friedman reported that the veteran had increased the intensity of his training to prepare for his return to play.

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The Minneapolis native spent the last two seasons with the New York Islanders. He also wore the colors of the New Jersey Devils (2005 to 2012) and the Minnesota Wild (2012 to 2021). In his final NHL career, he scored 21 goals and 13 assists for 34 points in 82 games.

With the Avs, Parise will try to win the Stanley Cup for the first time. The left winger has found the target 429 times and provided 450 assists for 879 points in 1,224 career games on the Bettman circuit.