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Zach Parise | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
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Given that the 2015-16 Minnesota Wild will be very similar to last season's edition, Zach Parise feels that the onus is on the players to improve upon their showing last season.
"We need guys to get better; we need guys to play better," Parise said. "It sounds like that's (the front office's) approach as well. Just internally, we need to get better. If there was a way they could improve the team, I'm sure they will and would, but as a group, we just have to take it upon ourselves to play better next season." Parise had 33 goals and 62 points in 74 contests in 2014-15. That's pretty much in line with what he has done in previous seasons with Minnesota, but there's a bit of room for improvement given his skill level. Jul 3 - 10:23 AM

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Zach Parise nearly led the Minnesota Wild back to victory from a 3-0 deficit with a goal and an assist, unfortunately they'd fall to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One 4-3 on Friday night.

Parise had yet another magnificent game, creating and driving potential goal-scoring opportunities all night long. He'd go on to bring the Wild to with 3-2 with a power play tally of his own, and help set up Mikael Grandlund's tying goal 4:23 later in the second. Parise finished with two points, a minor, and four hits in 18:49 of work. He leads the team in goals (four), assists (five), and points (nine) through seven games.
May 2 - 12:58 AM

Zach Parise and his Wild teammates look to flip the script on the Chicago Blackhawks in the postseason.

The Wild have been eliminated in the last two postseasons by the Blackhawks so double revenge is on the mind of Minnesota. "From the guys that are still here, that were here in that first year, it’s a lot different," Wild forward Zach Parise said. "We’re playing better — we feel like we’re playing better. I think we’ve improved over the last couple of years. "This year, the Wild lost its opening three games against Chicago. However, Minnesota won the final two meetings, including a 2-1 playoff clinching victory in Chicago on April 7. Parise has been outstanding in the playoffs so far with three goals and four assists in six games.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 28 - 11:52 PM

Zach Parise scored two goals in Sunday’s 4-1, elimination win over St. Louis.

Parise opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal that goalie Jake Allen will be embarrassed to have let in. Parise also added the insurance marker at the 1:01 mark of the third period. The Wild will now advance to the second round of playoffs where they will face the Chicago Blackhawks. Many people underestimated the Wild coming into the playoffs but they have great goaltending and timely scoring. This will be a rematch of last year’s second round matchup, as the Blackhawks eliminated the Wild in six games.
Apr 26 - 6:00 PM

Zach Parise feels that Game 4 provided the Wild with a wake-up call.

"We were just brutal," said Parise after Minnesota's 6-1 loss. "We went from feeling awesome about ourselves, feeling like we can't be beat after last game, and then you get a little dose of reality, a little slap in the face." The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 going back to St. Louis
Apr 23 - 12:09 PM

Zach Parise led his Wild past the Blues in Game Three on Monday with a goal and an assist. Minnesota now leads the series 2-1.

Parise showed why he earns the big bucks as the key cog to Minnesota's two goals in a 2:05 span late in the second period. He managed to find Jason Pominville for the tap-in after Jake Allen pull himself out of position, and later potted a goal of his own with a laser of a wrister. He contributed a hit, takeaway, and two blocks as well. Parise leads the team with three assists thus far, and is tied with Pominville for the team lead in points with four.
Apr 20 - 11:30 PM

Zach Parise recorded two assists in Thursday's 4-2 Game One win over St. Louis.

Albeit, the two helpers, with one coming on the power play, were into empty nets. But they count just the same. Parise now has 34 assists and 60 points in 80 career playoff games with New Jersey and Minnesota.
Apr 17 - 1:30 AM

Zach Parise scored a goal, and most importantly said he's healthy, following a 4-2 Minnesota Wild loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Parise took a few cross-checks that had people wondering, but the early word is positive. Parise finishes the season with 33 goals, 62 points and a +21 rating in 74 games played.
Apr 11 - 6:21 PM

Zach Parise is expected to play Saturday afternoon against St. Louis.

The Wild rested a number of players Thursday night against the Predators, but Parise and Thomas Vanek, who also sat out on Thursday, practised Friday and are expected to play Saturday against the Blues. Make sure both are active.
Apr 11 - 12:11 PM

Zach Parise will get Thursday's game off.

That will provide Parise with a breather ahead of the playoffs. Unfortunately, Parise was part of the line combinations during the Thursday morning skate, so now those are unreliable. It's probably best to avoid betting on Minnesota against Nashville Thursday night if you have the luxury of doing so as Parise isn't the only noteworthy player resting. Thomas Vanek is out too. As is Devan Dubnyk.
Apr 9 - 1:40 PM

Zach Parise netted two goals for the Wild, who came up short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night.

Parise scored the game’s first goal in the first period, then knotted the game at two in the third. He has had an excellent season, now with 32 goals and 60 points. Jason Pominville had two assists.
Apr 4 - 10:41 PM

Zach Parise scored a goal in Friday's 4-2 win over the Calgary Flames.

Parise's goal at the 11:46 mark of the third period extended Minnesota's lead to 4-1. The 30-year-old has now hit the 30-goal mark for the sixth time in his career. Parise continues to be the offensive leader for the Wild and they will need him to be at his best if they want to make a run in the playoffs. Matt Dumba, Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu also scored for Minnesota. Parise now has 58 points in 68 games this season.
Mar 27 - 10:42 PM

Zach Parise scored in regulation, and in the shootout, for both of Minnesota's two tallies over the NY Islanders in Tuesday night's 2-1 win.

Parise simply carried the Wild to victory, offensively speaking. He scored by slamming home his own rebound, while falling on his backhand. He'd later score fortuitously after his shot hit the post, then Halak, and in for the only goal of the shootout. Parise continues to lead the team with 29 goals and 57 points this season.
Mar 24 - 11:17 PM

Zach Parise scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Parise's goal at the 11:31 mark of the second period tied the game at one. Unfortunately for the Wild, Jakob Silfverberg answered just 2:14 later to restore the Ducks' lead for good. The 30-year-old has three points in his last two games and seven points in his last five contests. Parise now has a total stat line of 27 goals and 53 points in 61 games this season.
Mar 13 - 11:42 PM

The Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild are developing an interesting rivalry.

The two teams faced each other in last year's playoffs, which Minnesota won in seven. The Wild have played Colorado in the playoffs in three of their four playoff berths. "It’s a good rivalry and it’s getting better by the game," Parise said. "You can tell throughout the season, the physicality of each game has gone up every time we’ve played them." Unfortunately, this year's games haven't been extremely competitive. The Wild are a perfect 4-0-0 against the Avalanche, and they have shut out the Avs in three of those games.
Mar 8 - 12:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Charlie Coyle
4Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Erik Haula
3Justin Fontaine
4Jason Zucker
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Ruslan Fedotenko
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom