|Born:||July 28, 1984||Draft:||2003, Devils, 17th Overall|
|Known For:||NHL Family||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||United States||Current Team:||New York Islanders|
Zachary Justin Parise (born July 28, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey left winger who is currently playing for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils, where he served as team captain and led the team to the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.
Parise’s father, Jean-Paul, was a professional ice hockey player who played for Team Canada at the 1972 Summit Series, and for the Minnesota North Stars for several years, and his brother Jordan Parise is a retired professional hockey goaltender. He was an alternate captain for the United States at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and the captain at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Parise is of French-Canadian heritage.
Parise played midget AAA hockey for Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minnesota, before spending two seasons at the University of North Dakota, where he was twice nominated for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the top college ice hockey player in America.
Zach Parise Statistics
- Minnesota Wild Top 10 Players of All-Time: No. 4 Zach Parise
- Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise Slowly Climbing the Stat Sheet
- Minnesota’s Zach Parise Opens Up About Wild, Devils
- Minnesota Wild: A Look at Zach Parise & Ryan Suter Era
- Why Zach Parise is an Elite Player in the NHL…Again
- IIHF U18 WJC Gold Medal — 2002
- IIHF U20 WJC Gold Medal — 2004
- World Junior Best Forward — 2004
- World Junior Tournament All-Star — 2004
- World Championships Top 3 Player — 2008
- Olympic Silver Medal — 2010
- Olympics All-Star Team — 2010
- NHL All-Star Game — 2009
- NHL Second Team All-Star — 2009
Lifelong storyteller and experienced hockey reporter that has covered everything from major juniors to the NHL. Worked for various newspapers across Minnesota and North Dakota, and now covering the Colorado Avalanche for THW.