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Zach Parise | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/28/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 197
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The 2014-15 season will be an emotional one for Zach Parise and his family, as his father J.P is battling stage 4 lung cancer.
Zach’s father J.P played 890 games in the NHL, most of them with the Minnesota North Stars. J.P, 72, was diagnosed with cancer last February. "This might be hard to understand, but because I know he watches every game, from now on it’s just really important for me to play my best with him watching," said Zach. "That sounds weird. I don’t want to say this is motivation. But it puts what’s important and what’s not in perspective, and honestly this has changed our lives." We’d like to send our best to the Parise family. Sep 28 - 12:17 PM

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Zach Parise will be one of four forwards likely to comprise Minnesota's first power-play unit.

Wild coach Mike Yeo will be taking a look at his first unit during Saturday's game against Winnipeg. In addition to Parise, Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund will be up front with Gary Suter and Jason Pominville on the points.
Sep 27 - 1:00 PM

Zach Parise made his preseason debut Thursday night on the left side of Mikael Granlund.

His regular center, Mikko Koivu, was playing with Thomas Vanek in the contest. The new combinations appeared to work with both lines scoring in a 3-2 overtime loss to Pittsburgh. Parise and Koivu may still see time together down the road, but for now it looks like they could open the regular season on different lines. Minnesota has plenty of talent on their top two lines, so neither player will lose fantasy value by playing with different linemates.

Zach Parise is happy that coach Mike Yeo received a three-year contract extension.

The Wild went 43-27-12 in the regular season, getting to the playoffs as a wild-card team. They ended up losing to the Blackhawks in the second round. "Very well-deserved," said Parise. "I think he did a really good job – [the entire coaching staff] all did a really good job – down the stretch for us, especially in the playoffs. I mean, we were really prepared. We knew exactly what to expect. We exploited weaknesses. It’s a big chess game, the playoffs. I think they did a really good job making adjustments on the fly. It was real impressive."
May 31 - 8:50 PM

The Wild got their money's worth from captain Zach Parise in these playoffs, as their prized free agent signing from 2012 played to his potential during Minnesota's playoff run.

Parise notched 14 points in the Wild's 13-game postseason, which ended after Patrick Kane buried Minnesota in overtime on Tuesday night. Parise and fellow free agent signing Ryan Suter brought the Wild to the first round of the playoffs last season after a four-year absence and improved this year by getting into Round 2. The Wild also played a solid series versus the defending champion Blackhawks.
May 14 - 8:34 PM

Zach Parise notched a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 4-0 win over Chicago on Tuesday night.

The Wild needed their big guns to step up to get them back into their second-round series against the Blackhawks and they did just that. Parise earned an assist on Mikael Granlund's first goal of the match and then he scored on the power play late in the third period. Parise had one goal and no helpers a year ago versus the Hawks in the postseason. He has 13 points, including three in Round 2, in 10 2014 playoff matches.
May 7 - 9:13 AM

Simply put, Minnesota Wild stars Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter seem to have no solution for the Chicago Blackhawks in playoff competition.

Both Parise and Suter had matching -3 ratings in a 4-1 Game 2 loss while Koivu wasn't much better with a -2 mark. As strong a team as Chicago might be, it's difficult not to be disappointed with the lifeless work of these three highly paid players.
May 4 - 7:56 PM

Zach Parise is tied for first in the NHL in playoff points with three goals and seven assists as he leads the Wild into a second round matchup with the rival Blackhawks for Game 1 on Friday night.

Parise’s contributions earned the Wild their first post-season series victory since 2003, when Minnesota made a run to the Conference Finals. The Wild will hope to avenge a first round loss last-season to the eventual champion Blackhawks. Mikko Koivu is second on the team in points with six.
May 2 - 9:07 PM

Zach Parise scored two goals and had a Stanley Cup Playoff career-high four points to lift the Wild to a 5-2 victory against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round series.

Each of Parise's goals, including the game-winner with 6:29 to play in the third period, came off deflections from in front of the net. Parise has been fantastic in the playoffs so far with 10 points in six games. Jason Pominville also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Mikael Granlund and Marco Scandella also scored for the Wild. Mikko Koivu and Ryan Suter both assisted two goals in the victory.
Apr 29 - 3:05 AM

Zach Parise netted a goal for Minnesota, which fell 4-3 in overtime against the Avalanche in Game 5 of their first-round series.

Parise has been a great player for the Wild in this series, despite this being his first goal. He now has six points in five games. Matt Moulson and Kyle Brodziak were the other players who lit the lamp for the Wild. Dany Heatley also had a solid game, playing 12:02 and chipping in with two assists.
Apr 27 - 12:52 AM

Zach Parise had an assist and seven shots in Minnesota's 1-0 win over Colorado in Game 3 on Monday night.

He hasn't scored a goal yet in the series, but he leads the team in points with four. Parise has been credited with 15 shots and he's had his chances to score, so it probably won't be long before he starts to get going.
Apr 22 - 9:45 AM

Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu picked up assists on Charlie Coyle's goal in a 1-0 win over Winnipeg on Monday night.

The trio has been together for five games and one period, while combining to score eight goals and 21 points over that span. Parise has pulled into a tie with Jason Pominville for the team scoring lead with 54 points in 64 matches this season.

Zach Parise notched a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 victory against Los Angeles.

He has five goals and one assist in his past five matches. Parise leads the Wild with 28 goals this season and he's second on the club in points, with 51, in 61 contests.
Apr 1 - 9:32 AM

Zach Parise surpassed his father in goals scored on Saturday.

Parise netted his 238th and 239th career goals, which puts him ahead of J.P. Parise, who had 238 goals and 594 points in 890 career games. The younger Parise's first marker on Saturday was the game-winner against Phoenix. It was a key two points for Minnesota as they work to secure a postseason spot.
Mar 30 - 10:27 AM

Zach Parise potted two goals to lead the Wild over the Coyotes 3-1 on Saturday night.

Parise hasn't put up the big numbers the Wild (and fantasy owners) were hoping for, but he's been productive this season when he's been healthy. In 60 games, he has 27 goals and 49 points. Stan Nieradka of HNIC points out that Parise has now passed his dad with 239 goals in his career. Jared Spurgeon scored the other goal for the Wild. Mikko Koivu picked up two helpers.
Mar 29 - 11:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Cooke
3Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Mathew Dumba
7Christian Folin
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Josh Harding
3Darcy Kuemper