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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Wild notes: Devils fans have little love for Parise

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 21 2014 - 1:55 AM

NEWARK, N.J. – Zach Parise heard loud and clear Thursday night how disenchanted New Jersey Devils fans still are about his decision to sign a 13-year deal with the Wild two summers ago rather...

Granlund-Parise-Pominville line clicked from the start

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 15 2014 - 2:17 AM

With his team trailing Colorado 4-1 in the third period that January night, coach Mike Yeo needed to find something to give the Wild new life. So he sent a trio of the team’s most skilled...

Wild back to winning ways with close victory over Rangers

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 14 2014 - 1:44 AM

The Wild and its fans got a preview of what it should look like the rest of the season.The Wild and New York Rangers are battling hard to make the playoffs in opposite conferences, and Thursday night...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 28 2014 - 5:58 AM

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were back in uniform Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers, trading USA Hockey’s sweater for the Wild’s jersey again after two...

Parise stands up for Bylsma; Koivu continues to progress

BLOG POST Updated: Feb 24 2014 - 3:56 PM

Zach Parise, along with fellow Olympians Ryan Suter and Mikael Granlund, was given the day off today by the Wild, but the veteran winger and United States captain wanted to clarify comments he made...

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