J.P. Parise
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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
Rochester Americans
National team Flag of Canada.svg 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 CareerEdit

Post-Playing CareerEdit

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.


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 StatisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1961–62Niagara Falls FlyersOHA-Jr.388202828
1961–62Kingston FrontenacsEPHL10000
1962–63Kingston FrontenacsEPHL641117286450006
1963–64Minneapolis BruinsCPHL7227366377512310
1964–65Minneapolis BruinsCPHL7017567310655160
1965–66Boston BruinsNHL30000
1965–66Oklahoma City BlazersCPHL6919304913776392
1966–67Boston BruinsNHL1822410
1966–67Oklahoma City BlazersCPHL421122339811191032
1967–68Toronto Maple LeafsNHL10110
1967–68Rochester AmericansAHL3010182837
1967–68Minnesota North StarsNHL43111627271425710
1968–69Minnesota North StarsNHL7622274957
1969–70Minnesota North StarsNHL742448727263252
1970–71Minnesota North StarsNHL73112334601233622
1971–72Minnesota North StarsNHL711918377073366
1972–73Minnesota North StarsNHL782748759660009
1973–74Minnesota North StarsNHL7818375542
1974–75Minnesota North StarsNHL389162540
1974–75New York IslandersNHL411416302217881622
1975–76New York IslandersNHL802235578013461010
1976–77New York IslandersNHL8025315646114486
1977–78New York IslandersNHL3912162812
1977–78Cleveland BaronsNHL409132227
1978–79Minnesota North StarsNHL571392245
NHL totals 890 238 356 594 706 86 27 31 58 87


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


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