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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Gritty leads to pretty as Wild takes Game 3 over Blackhawks in overtime

ARTICLE Updated: May 6 2013 - 9:36 AM

The Wild’s first two games against the Chicago Blackhawks — both losses — didn’t resemble your typical hostile playoff series.So before Sunday’s Game 3 matinee, Mike Yeo...

Harding does job, but Wild suffers tough overtime loss as Chicago takes Game 1

BLOG POST Updated: May 1 2013 - 11:21 AM

Tough loss for the Wild tonight as it put forth a heck of an effort but wound up succumbing 2-1 with 3:25 left in overtime as the Blackhawks took Game 1 of this best-of-seven quarterfinal.I’ve...

Calgary defeats Wild with help of hot goalie

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 22 2013 - 9:37 AM

Before the Wild’s game against Calgary on Sunday, coach Mike Yeo spoke about the tension that can grip a team at this time of year. With the pressure running high to make the playoffs, he said,...

Wild climbing up the standings, pulls off Alberta sweep

BLOG POST Updated: Apr 17 2013 - 11:39 AM

A couple of wins for the Wild in Calgary and Edmonton to lower the temperature a bit after a tough stretch of games recently. The Wild’s in 6th in the West, four back of Vancouver and four...

Wild gets lots of big efforts and two big points in Calgary

BLOG POST Updated: Apr 16 2013 - 1:04 PM

Big two points for the Wild on Monday night as it took a 4-3 victory from inside the Saddledome here in Calgary.Jason Pominville scored twice and Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard once.Quick...

Wild wins seventh in a row

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 28 2013 - 12:28 AM

Ryan Suter scored the tying goal with 54 seconds left in regulation, and Mikko Koivu got the game-winner at 2:43 of overtime as the Wild beat Phoenix at the X on Wednesday night for its seventh...

Clutterbuck OK; Backstrom to start for Wild

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 27 2013 - 5:56 PM

Cal Clutterbuck said he was ready to go tonight after missing part of Monday's Wild victory at Dallas.The Wild winger injured a leg in a collision with the goal post in the first period and left the...

Red-hot Wild keeps growing as a team, climbing the standings

BLOG POST Updated: Mar 21 2013 - 5:23 AM

Don’t look now, but the Wild has won four in a row overall, four in a row on the road, swept a 3+-game road trip for the first time since Jan. 2011 and for the first time in history won three...

Wild made moves early, so could be quiet before trade deadline

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 20 2013 - 5:55 AM

DETROIT – If you’re a Wild fan dying to know what the Wild’s going to do before the April 3 trade deadline, here’s the answer to two of your questions:Will Niklas Backstrom or...

Parise not advising Perry

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 16 2013 - 11:58 PM

Parise not advising PerryZach Parise, who went through what Corey Perry went through last year (last year of deal), said he had no advice for the Ducks’ potential free agent.“I...

Russo's NHL Insider: If Ducks can't sign Perry, they should trade him

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 16 2013 - 11:57 PM

It’s hard to say Anaheim Ducks power winger Corey Perry being suspended four games for nearly beheading Wild rookie Jason Zucker is a blessing in disguise but, at the very least, it gives Ducks...

At season’s midpoint, Wild is justifying those lofty hopes

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 12 2013 - 10:48 AM

The one thing we learned about Mike Yeo before Sunday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks is the Wild coach has a dreadful poker face.As Yeo declared that the Wild was “ready for this...

Minnesota Wild buying in on defense, among the NHL's best so far

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 28 2013 - 11:30 AM

GLENDALE, ARIZ. - The adage is that defense wins championships. That should be considered good news for Wild fans.Overshadowed by the Wild's scoring woes this season is the fact that the Wild has...

Parise, Wild nip Calgary in OT

ARTICLE Updated: Feb 27 2013 - 1:01 AM

There was a disallowed goal, a hit post and crossbar, six scoreless power plays and seven penalties taken, including a five-minute major and a double-minor.The Wild had every reason to collapse into...

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