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J.P. Parise
Born December 11, 1941(1941-12-11)
Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario, Canada
Died January 7, 2015(2015-01-07) (aged 73)
Prior Lake, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Played for NHL
Boston Bruins
Toronto Maple Leafs
Minnesota North Stars
New York Islanders
Cleveland Barons
AHL
Rochester Americans
National team  Canada
Playing career 1963–1979

J.P. Parise (born Jean-Paul Joseph-Louis Parisé on December 11, 1941) was a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and player.

He played in the National Hockey League (NHL), most notably for the Minnesota North Stars and the New York Islanders.

He is the father of Zach Parise who is currently an alternate captain for the Minnesota Wild.

Playing Career[]

Post-Playing Career[]

After his retirement, J.P. served as a coach in the North Stars' organization as the assistant coach between 1980 & 1988 except for the 1984 season when he was the head coach for Minnesota's minor league affiliate, the Salt Lake Golden Eagles of the Central Hockey League; he recorded a 35–35–2 mark as coach.

Thereafter, J.P. retired to Minnesota where he coached and was the hockey director at Shattuck-Saint Mary's, where his son Zach and many other players such as Sidney Crosby, Jack Johnson and Jonathan Toews played.

On April 23, 2008, J.P. was named the head coach and general manager of the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League. He served one season as the team's coach.

Death[]

In November of 2014, it was reported that J.P. was in the advanced stages of lung cancer. He died on January 7, 2015 of lung cancer at the age of 73.

In addition to his son Zach, J.P. was survived by his wife of 42 years, Donna, two other sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren.

Career Statistics[]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1961–62 Niagara Falls Flyers OHA-Jr. 38 8 20 28 28
1961–62 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 1 0 0 0 0
1962–63 Kingston Frontenacs EPHL 64 11 17 28 64 5 0 0 0 6
1963–64 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 72 27 36 63 77 5 1 2 3 10
1964–65 Minneapolis Bruins CPHL 70 17 56 73 106 5 5 1 6 0
1965–66 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1965–66 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 69 19 30 49 137 7 6 3 9 2
1966–67 Boston Bruins NHL 18 2 2 4 10
1966–67 Oklahoma City Blazers CPHL 42 11 22 33 98 11 1 9 10 32
1967–68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 1 1 0
1967–68 Rochester Americans AHL 30 10 18 28 37
1967–68 Minnesota North Stars NHL 43 11 16 27 27 14 2 5 7 10
1968–69 Minnesota North Stars NHL 76 22 27 49 57
1969–70 Minnesota North Stars NHL 74 24 48 72 72 6 3 2 5 2
1970–71 Minnesota North Stars NHL 73 11 23 34 60 12 3 3 6 22
1971–72 Minnesota North Stars NHL 71 19 18 37 70 7 3 3 6 6
1972–73 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 27 48 75 96 6 0 0 0 9
1973–74 Minnesota North Stars NHL 78 18 37 55 42
1974–75 Minnesota North Stars NHL 38 9 16 25 40
1974–75 New York Islanders NHL 41 14 16 30 22 17 8 8 16 22
1975–76 New York Islanders NHL 80 22 35 57 80 13 4 6 10 10
1976–77 New York Islanders NHL 80 25 31 56 46 11 4 4 8 6
1977–78 New York Islanders NHL 39 12 16 28 12
1977–78 Cleveland Barons NHL 40 9 13 22 27
1978–79 Minnesota North Stars NHL 57 13 9 22 45
NHL totals 890 238 356 594 706 86 27 31 58 87

International[]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1972 Canada SS 6 2 2 4 28

Accolades[]

  • Named to play in the NHL All-Star Game in 1970 and 1973.