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.

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Minnesota Wild


Left wing




5 ft. 11 in.


185 lb.


University of North Dakota


$2 million in 2012-13


New Jersey Devils MVP (2009, 2010), NHL Second All-Star Team (2009), Olympics All-Star Selection (2010), All-America First Team (2004)

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

ARTICLE Updated: May 6 2014 - 11:50 AM

At its best, the Wild is the hockey equivalent of a pest, a team that makes life difficult for its opponent because it refuses to just go away.Wild fans witnessed that team for seven glorious games...

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

ARTICLE Updated: May 5 2014 - 12:05 PM

Chicago – The dressing area of the Wild’s locker room at United Center was mostly empty when visitors arrived after the game on Sunday afternoon. Nameplates had been removed from the...

Parise, Toews enjoying much better postseasons

ARTICLE Updated: May 3 2014 - 2:02 AM

CHICAGO – Of all the things that probably should take Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews out of his element, it seems nothing comes close to the nervousness of losing to his teammates in...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 30 2014 - 5:50 AM

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon is 18, a future superstar who has used blinding speed and a lethal shot to roast the Wild.The Wild’s Zach Parise is 29, a...

Souhan: Parise gives fans, management what they envisioned

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 29 2014 - 11:48 AM

This is what it was supposed to feel like, and look like.These are the kinds of nights Wild management imagined when it brought Zach Parise home.In his biggest game in green to date, Parise played...

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