J. P. Parisé

Jean -Paul Joseph -Louis " J. P. " Parise ( born December 11, 1941 in Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario ) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player ( left wing ) and coach, from 1965 to 1979 for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota North Stars, New York Islanders and Cleveland Barons played in the National Hockey League.

His two sons Jordan and Zach are also professional hockey players.


Parise played during his junior time in the Niagara Falls Flyers in the Ontario Hockey Association under the guidance of coach Hap Emms.

In so-called " Original Six " time of the National Hockey League, it was hard for him with his battle- stressed way of playing to prevail in any of the NHL teams. He played for the Kingston Frontenacs of the Eastern Professional Hockey League and the Minneapolis Bruins and Oklahoma City Blazers in the Central Professional Hockey League. For 21 games he got to play for the Boston Bruins in the NHL.

When NHL Expansion Draft 1967 it chose the Oakland Seals, but soon he was passed along in Bryan Lee Hextall in exchange for Gerry Ehman to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mostly he played in the American Hockey League for the Rochester Americans. Only one game he played for the Maple Leafs.

In December of the same year the Minnesota North Stars picked him in their squad. There he took over the defensive part in an attack series with Jew Drouin and Bill Goldsworthy. His offensive he played from in the season 1969/70. With 24 goals and 48 templates he was the best scorer of the North Stars. He was not the type of player who drew the attention of the media attention, however, recognized experts his qualities and he was part of the squad that Canada represented at the Summit Series in 1972, where he ran aground together in a forward line with Wayne Cashman and Phil Esposito. In the seventh game of the series he angry about a contentious penalty that has been imposed on him. After a war of words with the referee a 10 -minute penalty was imposed against him. Then Parise ran to the referee and swung his bat in the direction of its head. He stopped just before it hits, but was suspended for this action. In the following NHL season he was able to increase his NHL - best performance yet by three goals.

In January 1975, he undertook the New York Islanders for three years. Parise was its body-hugging style of play so faithful and fulfilled expectations. During the season 1977/78 he moved among other things, for Darcy Regier to the Cleveland Barons and ended there this season. After the end of the season, the Minnesota North Stars took on the team of the Barons, and so he returned to the team back, where he had celebrated his greatest successes. He finished his career after one season.

After his playing career, he stayed with the North Stars as assistant coach. In the 1983/84 season he coached the farm team of the stars in the Central Hockey League, the Salt Lake Golden Eagles. There were players like Dirk Graham and Scott MacLeod in the squad.

In April 2008, Parise was named for the Des Moines Buccaneers in the United States Hockey League for coach and general manager.

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Sporting successes

Personal Awards

  • CPhl Second All-Star Team: 1966
  • Participate in the NHL All-Star Game: 1970 and 1973