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Zach Parise

Born:July 28, 1984Draft:2003, Devils, 17th Overall
Hometown:Minneapolis, MinnesotaPosition:LW
Known For:NHL FamilyShoots:Left
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Colorado Avalanche

Zachary Justin Parise (born July 28, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey left winger who is currently playing for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the New York IslandersMinnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils, where he served as team captain and led the team to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

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, Minnesota Wild
Zach Parise, Minnesota Wild, January 14, 2019 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Zach Parise Statistics

Deeper Dive


  • 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