Former St. Cloud State and NHL forward Mark Parrish will be a color commentator for St. Cloud State men’s hockey games this season beginning with the broadcast of Friday’s game against Minnesota State-Mankato. Games are available on Charter Cable Channel 87 in the St. Cloud area. Replays of games are played at 7 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays on Charter Cable Channel 21.
“Being asked to provide color commentary for my alma mater is a real thrill,” Parris said in a news release. “I’m incredibly excited to join (play-by-play announcer) Jim (Rich) in the announcers’ booth and work with Husky Productions.”
Parrish played for the Huskies from 1995-97. In the NHL, he played for Florida Panthers (1998-2000), New York Islanders (2000-06), Los Angeles Kings (2005-06), Minnesota Wild (2006-08), Dallas Stars (2008-09), Tampa Bay Lightning (2009-10) and Buffalo Sabres (2011-12). In 749 NHL games, he had 221 goals and 175 assists.