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Richard Parks signs two-year deal to play in Switzerland

After returning to Pittsburgh for the second time in his career, Richard Park will return to the Swiss League for the third separate time in the fall. The 36-year-old penalty killer scored seven goals and seven assists in 54 games for the Pens in 2011-12.

Few will remember, but history will note that Park scored a career-high four game-winning goals and registered the best shooting percentage (15.9) of his NHL time. Fifteen of his 102 career scores have come short-handed. A quick search shows that number matches up well against other penalty-killing specialist goals such as John Madden, who has potted 18 of 165 goals with a man down.

Park and Jaromir Jagr are the last remaining active members of Pittsburgh’s team from the lockout season of 1994-95.

A two-year contract with HC figures to take Park to the end of his career, but you never know.

via – John Toperzer – Penguins odds-on favorite to win Stanley Cup.

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