Zach Parise of the New York Islanders celebrates his second...

Zach Parise of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs at UBS Arena. Credit: Jim McIsaac

WASHINGTON — Zach Parise is the Islanders’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication as voted upon by the team’s chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, the PHWA announced on Monday.

“I like playing the game and have enjoyed my time, especially here,” said Parise, 38, who has 21 goals and 12 assists in 81 games and has yet to miss a game in two seasons with the Islanders.

“He perseveres through everything,” coach Lane Lambert said. “He’s had a terrific season and continues to battle and basically lead by example.”

Parise has reached the 20-goal mark for the 11th time in 18 NHL seasons, making him and the late J.P. Parise the fourth father-son duo in NHL history with 20 goals for the same franchise.

Parise, an impending unrestricted free agent, is on his second straight one-year, $1.5 million deal after the Wild bought out the final four seasons of a 13-year, $98 million deal.

“[The Islanders] gave me an opportunity and put me in positions to succeed,” Parise said. “As much as a bummer the way things ended there, I’m happy that I’ve been able to experience this.”

The Islanders have had three Masterton winners: Robin Lehner (2019), Mark Fitzpatrick (1992) and Ed Westfall (1977).  

Isles files

The Capitals blocked 27 shots . . . Defensemen Adam Pelech and Ryan Pulock were on the ice for all three of the Capitals’ first-period goals . . . Defenseman Alex Romanov (upper body) missed his fourth game and has yet to resume skating . . . Mathew Barzal (lower body), out since Feb. 18, continues to skate on his own . . . Forward Matt Maggio, a fifth-round pick in 2022, agreed to an amateur tryout offer to finish the season with the Islanders’ AHL affiliate in Bridgeport. Maggio had 54 goals and 57 assists in 66 games for Windsor (OHL).

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