Zach Parise

Raised on hockey, he came home to Minnesota on July 4, 2012, when he agreed to terms with the Wild. Immediately named an alternate captain of the team, Parise is known for his never-stop work ethic on the ice and off.

Sid Hartman, columnist
January 8, 2015
J.P. Parise, left, of the North Stars and son Zach of the Wild.

April 25: Hartman: Former North Star Parise enjoys son's play with Wild

J.P. Parise and Wild star Zach Parise share a competitive streak, but dad says his son has him beat on skill level.
San Jose 4, Wild 3 (overtime)
January 7, 2015
San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) gets off a shot while being defended by Minnesota Wild defenseman Christian Folin (5) in the final

Minus Parise, Wild stung 4-3 in overtime by San Jose

With Zach Parise away to be with his ailing father, the Wild allowed San Jose to rally from a two-goal deficit and win in overtime.
San Jose at Wild (7 p.m. Tuesday, NBCSN)
January 6, 2015
Zach Parise has felt a void since his father, former North Star J.P. Parise, began intense chemotherapy treatments. Zach describes the illness’ impa

Parise's routine with Wild becomes far from routine

Even hockey provides no escape from his father's illness.
November 7, 2014

No timetable set for Parise's return from a concussion

Zach Parise, the Wild's leading scorer, has been dealing with lingering effects from a stick to the face Oct. 27 at New York, sources say.
Chip Scoggins, columnist
May 6, 2014
The Wild could use more from two of its leaders, Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu. In this series, Parise has one assist and is a minus-3, while Koivu has

Scoggins: Fading-fast Wild can't start a fire without some spark

The Wild trails the defending champion Blackhawks 2-0, and the best-of-seven series has no chance of lasting long if the Wild doesn't offer more resistance.
Jim Souhan, columnist
May 5, 2014
Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) and center Mikko Koivu (9) conferred before a late third period faceoff Sunday afternoon at United Center in

Souhan: If Wild scorers aren't scoring, it's a big problem

With Moulson disappearing, Pominville struggling and Parise and Koivu failing to score, the Blackhawks look primed to coast through a playoff series with the Wild for the second consecutive season.
May 3, 2014
Jonathan Toews (19) and Dany Heatley (15) collided in the second period.

Parise, Toews enjoying much better postseasons

The former Shattuck skaters kept each other from having a productive series last year.
Game 7: Wild at Colorado (8:30 p.m., FSN)
April 30, 2014
The Wild’s Zach Parise put together the latest big performance in the series, scoring two goals and assisting on two in his team’s 5-2 victory in

Game 7 stage is set for Wild's Parise, Avs' MacKinnon

Nathan MacKinnon has one four-point game and two three-point games; Zach Parise is riding a career-best six-game point streak and is coming off four points in Monday's Game 6 victory.
Jim Souhan, columnist
April 29, 2014
Wild left wing Zach Parise, right, celebrated his second goal of the night with defenseman Jonas Brodin (25), giving the Wild a 3-2 lead in the third

Souhan: Parise gives fans, management what they envisioned

In his biggest game in green to date, Parise played his best, scoring two goals and totaling a career playoff high four points Monday in leading the Wild to a 5-2 victory in Game 6.
Game 6: Wild 5, Colorado 2
April 29, 2014
The Wild's Zach Parise (11) celebrated his second goal of the night with teammate Jonas Brodin, giving the Wild a 3-2 lead in the third period.

Parise's two goals lift Wild past Colorado to force Game 7

Zach Parise scored twice -- including the game-winner with 6:29 left in the third period -- as the Wild forced a seventh playoff game in Denver. The Wild scored two empty-netters to sew up the victory.
March 21, 2014

Wild notes: Devils fans have little love for Parise

NEWARK, N.J. – Zach Parise heard loud and clear Thursday night how disenchanted New Jersey Devils fans still are about his decision to sign…
Columbus at Wild (7 p.m., FSN)
March 15, 2014
Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise, left, celebrates his goal off Calgary Flames goalie Reto Berra with Mikael Granlund, center, of Finland and Jason Pominv

Granlund-Parise-Pominville line clicked from the start

Injuries figured in Wild's decision to unite Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville.
Wild 2, N.Y. Rangers 1
March 14, 2014
Zach Parise, center, got a congratulatory hug from Mikael Granlund, left, and Jonas Brodin after Parise scored the winning goal in the third period.

Wild back to winning ways with close victory over Rangers

Zach Parise scored the game-winner as Minnesota gained a five-point edge on the Stars in the playoff race.
February 28, 2014
Ryan Suter, left, and Zach Parise sported their new Wild jerseys and fielded questions from the media after signing to play for the Wild.

Wild notes: Parise, Suter were The Odd Couple in Sochi

Parise and Suter, who came to the Wild as a free-agent tag team two summers ago, roomed together for the first time at the Sochi Olympics
Blog: Russo's Rants
February 24, 2014
Zach Parise celebrated with teammates after he scored in the second period. USA beat Czech Republic 5-2.

Parise stands up for Bylsma; Koivu continues to progress

Wild captain Mikko Koivu still hopes for a return Thursday, but he won't know for sure until then
Canada 1, USA 0
February 22, 2014
Team Canada goalie Carey Price made 31 saves, including this one on a shot by Team USA’s Zach Parise in the first period Friday.

Wild's Parise reflects on the one that got away

Zach Parise's perfect power-play chance was thwarted as Canada's Price stopped that shot plus 30 more.
Chip Scoggins, columnist
February 20, 2014
Zach Parise celebrated with teammates after he scored in the second period. USA beat Czech Republic 5-2.

Scoggins: USA men's hockey moves on to toughest challenge

Wild players Zach Parise and Ryan Suter prepare to lead Team USA against Canadians in the Olympic semifinals.
Blog: Russo's Rants
January 31, 2014
Zach Parise

Parise will captain U.S. Olympic team; Suter is alternate captain

The Wild winger was chosen from among five players on the American leadership group.
WIld at Colorado (8 p.m., FSN)
January 30, 2014
In his three games since returning, Zach Parise has helped the Wild take five of six points against Western Conference heavyweights Chicago, San Jose

Parise's presence being felt for Wild

Back from a broken foot, the winger made a big impact in the Wild's victory at Anaheim.
Wild 4, Anaheim 2
January 29, 2014
Zach Parise skated away in celebration after Jason Pominville’s first-period goal started the Wild on its way to the 4-2 victory.

Parise shines, Wild picks up a big road win in Anaheim

Zach Parise had a goal and two assists and Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves, handing league-leading Anaheim a rare home loss.
Wild at San Jose (9:30 p.m., FSN)
January 25, 2014
Zach Parise made his return to the Wild lineup against Chicago after missing 14 games because of a foot injury.

Spurgeon, Koivu travel; Wild's Parise no worse for the wear

Zach Parise pronounced his left foot pain-free and ready for Saturday's game in San Jose. Injured players Jared Spurgeon and Mikko Koivu are with the Wild, but not expected to play.
January 24, 2014
Parise back after stint as Olympic 'model'

Parise back after stint as Olympic 'model'

The Team USA outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremony at the Sochi Olympics were announced Thursday. Certain athletes — including Zach Parise — were pictured wearing the clothes.
Blog: Russo's Rants
January 23, 2014
Parise models USA gear, will play tonight for Wild

Parise models USA gear, will play tonight for Wild

Zach Parise will be back in the lineup tonight as the Wild faces the Chicago Blackhawks at the X, and is taking grief from teammates for some modeling.
Chicago at Wild (7 p.m., FSN)
January 23, 2014
Zach Parise (11) tried to push the puck past Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

Signs point to Parise's return to Wild lineup tonight

The Wild star says he's "50-50'' to play tonight against Chicago, but indications are that he will.
Olympic security
January 22, 2014
Police officers pass the logo in the Olympic park opened for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Families and athletes thinking twice about traveling to Sochi

Team USA athletes are training toward peak performances for the Winter Olympics while terrorism threats inside the host country have put some athletes and families on edge about their travel plans.