New York Islanders: Mark Parrish Plays The Guitar With Nickelback
Former New York Islanders forward lived out his dream and played guitar on stage with Nickelback at a concert this week in Minnesota.
When an NHL player, or any athlete in general, shows an extra talent it’s always exciting to see. Today, we’ll look at a New York Islanders alumn playing guitar on stage with Nickelback, one of the more popular (or hated, depending on who you talk to) bands of the 2000’s.
Mark Parrish hopped on stage to play a song “Animals” with the rock band on stage Sunday night in Minnesota.
Parrish, who played with the Wild for two years, 2006-2008, was invited on stage to play with the band. Warning: NSFW language at the start of the video, but I set it up to start at 2:15 when the song starts.
The former 30 goal scorer did a pretty solid job with this song. Animals came out in 2005 and was on the album “All The Right Reasons”. So while Nickelback was recording this song, Parrish was putting up 24 goals with the Islanders in the regular season. Which is a pretty funny juxtaposition.
Parrish was essentially a poor mans Anders Lee from the early 2000’s. He would go on to score over 200 goals in his NHL career, and his best year came in 2001-2002 when he produced 60 points in the blue and orange.
Now, in addition to playing guitar on stage with Nickelback, Parrish serves as a part-time announcer for MSG. He does a very good job covering the games for the Islanders and received a lot of compliments from fans on his impressive performances on the broadcast.
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Parrish is obviously a multi-talented personally, and frankly, I’m pretty jealous. Here I am a mediocre blogger/podcaster, while Parrish is scoring 30 goals in the NHL, shredding on guitar with Nickelback and finding a spot as an analyst on an NHL broadcast.