Parrish signs one-year, $1.9M qualifying offer

YARMOUTH, Nova Scotia -- Right wing Mark Parrish
signed his one-year qualifying offer worth $1.9 million with the
New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Parrish was the last remaining player not yet under contract
before the team departed for training camp, which started on

The 28-year-old Parrish has 94 goals and 79 assists in his four
seasons with the Islanders. He is expected to be a member of
the United States team that will compete in the 2006 Winter
Olympics in Italy.

The Islanders acquired Parrish and Oleg Kvasha in the trade that
sent Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen to Florida in June 2000.

Parrish scored on a career-high 22.9 percent of his shots in
2003-04, recording 24 goals in 59 games while fighting through
an ankle injury. He posted a plus-eight rating in helping New
York to the playoffs for the third straight season.

In 2001-2002, Parrish recorded 30 goals and 30 assists in 78
games and had a career-best plus-10 rating, earning a spot in
the NHL All-Star Game.