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

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 8 2015 - 10:42 PM

J.P. Parise, the father of Wild star Zach Parise and a former North Stars standout, reached the Stanley Cup playoffs eight times in his 14-year career and knows how excited his son is to be playing...

Wild stung 4-3 in overtime by San Jose

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 7 2015 - 9:41 AM

Ryan Suter got a phone call from Zach Parise, and his heart sunk with pity. Jason Zucker and most other teammates didn’t learn of Parise’s absence until they noticed his No. 11 jersey...

Parise's routine with Wild becomes far from routine

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 6 2015 - 7:01 AM

Zach Parise has the same routine before every game.After taking a saw and cutting the knobs of his sticks, after fiddling with the blades and the tape, the Wild’s leader grabs his iPod, tiptoes...

No timetable set for Parise's return from a concussion

ARTICLE Updated: Nov 7 2014 - 12:28 AM

OTTAWA – The Wild suffered what Mike Yeo called Thursday morning a “tough blow” when the Wild coach revealed Zach Parise has been diagnosed with a concussion.Parise, the...

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...

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