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J.P. Parise Dies At Age 73

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

J.P. Parise, a star player for the old North Stars, and a longtime coach and administrator in Minnesota, died Wednesday night after a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He was 73.

Parise, a two-time NHL All-Star for the North Stars and standout for Team Canada in the “Summit Series” against the Soviet Union in 1972, was the father of Wild winger Zach Parise.


added 11:10am, Statement from the Parise family...

After a brave battle with lung cancer, J.P. Parise passed away peacefully at home Wednesday night with his family by his side. We appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from family, friends and the entire hockey community during this difficult time. J.P. was a great husband, father and grandpa and will be greatly missed by all of us.

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time. 

added 12:47pm,

NEW YORK (Jan. 8, 2015) – National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement regarding the passing of J.P. Parise:

"The National Hockey League family mourns the passing and cherishes the memory of J.P. Parise. Especially in his adopted home state of Minnesota, J.P. was a consummate player, teacher and administrator in the game. The Parise name has been prominent in Minnesota hockey since the 1960s, and J.P.'s commitment and passion for the NHL lives on through his son, Zach. The NHL sends heartfelt condolences to J.P.'s family, to his friends, to the Minnesota Wild organization and to all the organizations J.P. represented with such passion."

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Zach Parise Will Miss Tonight’s Game To Be With His Ill Father

via Minnesota Wild release,,,

Zach Parise will not play in tonight’s game against San Jose. The Wild supports his decision to be with his family as his dad, J.P., battles lung cancer and asks that their privacy be respected. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Parise family during this difficult time.

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Zach Parise Having A Hard Time Dealing With His Father’s Cancer Battle

from Micheal Russo of the Star Tribune,

Parise is playing through immense pain right now. Not physical pain, but emotional pain. The stress he’s under, the burden he’s playing with, the sorrow he’s feeling is written across his face anytime you look at him.

J.P. Parise, the beloved former North Star and husband to Donna and father to Zach and older brother, Jordan, is in dire straits. Diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer last January, J.P. spent a month in the hospital earlier this fall due to the effects of chemotherapy.

He finally said enough to the chemo that was causing him so much discomfort and sickness. In the past few weeks, the 73-year-old has deteriorated.

“It’s hard to watch,” Zach Parise said Saturday night, a half-hour after the Wild suffered the worst loss he has experienced during his three seasons with Minnesota — a six-goal defeat at the hands of the relocated franchise for which his father used to star.


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Hating the Rangers

From Arthur Staple at Newsday:

J.P. Parise was already a seasoned NHL veteran when he stepped onto the Madison Square Garden ice for the first time as an Islander, midway through the 1974-75 season.

“One guy leaned over the glass ... I mean, what he said to me, you can’t print that stuff,” he said. “From then on, I got much more satisfaction beating those guys than anybody else.”

The animosity has softened 33 years later. Parise, now 66, is content to watch his son hear the name-calling and stir up his own hatred of the Rangers. Zach Parise, in fact, said just that after the Devils finally got on the board with a 4-3 overtime win in Game 3 on Sunday.

“We always disliked the Rangers ... but we have to start hating them more,” Zach Parise said.


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