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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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Zach Parise has scored five goals in his last five games.
The Wild forward has six points in those five games. There's little doubt that Parise is the offensive catalyst for Minnesota. The 30-year-old has 19 goals and 36 points in 40 games this season. He continues to be a top-notch point-producer in the NHL. Jan 29 - 8:10 PM

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Zach Parise was the NHL's third star of the week.

He potted three goals in two games for the Wild to extend his point streak to four straight contests. Parise has five goals and one assist during that span. He was not selected to take part in Sunday's All-Star Game, but he leads Minnesota with 19 markers and he has 36 points in 39 matches.
Jan 26 - 6:46 PM

The Minnesota Wild will host their rival Chicago Blackhawks at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Feb. 21st, 2016 as part of the Stadium Series.

The State of Hockey finally gets its NHL outdoor game. Said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, "We call ourselves the State of Hockey. We produce more players than any other state. Hockey thrives at every level outside of the NHL. We have college hockey, high school hockey, girls hockey, women's hockey. Besides the great game with the Wild and the Blackhawks, we'll hopefully have a chance to showcase the other levels of hockey and the passion our fans have for the game."
Jan 24 - 6:12 PM

Expect the Minnesota Wild to host the Chicago Blackhawks in an outdoor game next season.

The NHL is expected to make an official announcement at some point during All-Star weekend. The venue hasn't been chosen yet, but the game will either be played at TCF Bank Stadium (University of Minnesota) or Target Field (Minnesota Twins).
Jan 24 - 10:09 AM

Zach Parise scored two goals for the Wild on Tuesday, but the team suffered a 5-4 shootout defeat to Detroit.

Parise's pair give him 19 for the year and five in his last four outings. With 23 shots on goal in that span, it's clear his game is back on the rise. Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek also counted for the Wild in the losing effort.
Jan 20 - 11:09 PM

Forward Zach Parise scored his team-high 17th goal Monday night in the Minnesota Wild's 3-1 loss to the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets.

Parise's goal tied the game at 1-1 with 1:17 left, late in the first period. He scored on a power-play opportunity, tipping in a shot by Mikko Koivu's from the point.
Jan 20 - 12:12 AM

Zach Parise produced a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 7-0 blowout win over Buffalo on Thursday.

He posted a plus-2 rating and six shots in the contest. Parise didn't have a point in his previous three outings following the death of his father. He is tied for the club lead with 15 goals and sits second with 32 points in 36 games.
Jan 16 - 1:06 PM

Zach Parise admitted that he is finding it hard to be away from his family.

His father, J.P. Parise, passed away last Wednesday and he returned to the Wild over the weekend and played in a pair of games. "At the same time, you have your two different support groups," he said. "You have your team and you have your family, but it's hard to be away. But these guys have been awesome. A lot of hugs when I first got back. Guys have been really good. It's not something they want to bring up, but a lot of the guys have been, 'Hey, if you want to talk about it, we're here.' That means a lot." Parise had six shots and no points in Sunday's 4-1 loss to Chicago.
Jan 12 - 11:07 AM

Zach Parise played 23:08 in his return to the lineup against Nashville on Saturday.

Parise missed two games because of the passing of his father, JP. The 30-year-old had no points, three shots and a minus-1 rating in the game. "It was good to be back out playing,’’ said Parise. "It was hard preparing for the game, and playing the game at different times was really hard. I was anticipating that to happen in the first game.’’
Jan 11 - 1:00 PM

Zach Parise will be back in the Minnesota llineup against the Predators Saturday.

He has returned after the passing of his father. Parise will not play on the Wild's top line as Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville have really clicked in his absence. Look for Parise to skate with Erik Haula and Tomas Vanek in Saturday's contest.
Jan 10 - 1:25 PM

Zach Parise, whose father J.P. Parise passed away on Wednesday, has rejoined the Minnesota Wild.

Parise was granted non-roster status to give him an opportunity to grieve, but he feels that returning to hockey is an important part of the process. With that in mind, he plans on playing in Saturday's game. J.P. Parise also played in the NHL and was a member of Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series. Hockey was something that they always had in common. "Not only the last few days, but the last month has been really hard," Parise said. "Last night, I was watching the game, and finally my wife told me, 'You have to go to the rink. You have to go and practice and get away and try and get back into the groove of things.' You can sit at home and sulk. But I know my dad probably would have been mad at me for skipping the San Jose game, and he probably would have been mad at me for not playing last night, too. So it was important for me to get back." To free a roster spot for Parise's return, the Wild sent Stu Bickel to the AHL.
Jan 9 - 4:58 PM

Zach Parise is on non-roster status after his father passed away Wednesday night.

That means that when he decides to come back and resume playing, the Wild would have to make a move to open up a spot for him. Obviously, Parise isn't expected to play Thursday night. Our thoughts and condolences are with him during this difficult time.
Jan 8 - 1:16 PM

Zach Parise's father, J.P., passed away Wednesday night at the age of 73 after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

"We appreciate the outpouring of support we have received from family, friends and the entire hockey community during this difficult time," the Parise family said in a statement. "J.P. was a great husband, father and grandpa and will be greatly missed by all of us." Our condolences go out to Zach, his family and J.P.'s friends for their loss.
Jan 8 - 1:00 PM

Zach Parise (personal) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice.

It's believed he's still with his ailing father, J.P., who is suffering from lung cancer. Parise wasn't able to play on Tuesday because he was spending time with his father. It doesn't seem like he'll be available to play on Thursday.
Jan 7 - 2:54 PM

Zach Parise will miss Tuesday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes to be with his ailing father, former NHL'er JP Parise.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Zach, JP and their family.
Jan 6 - 7:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
6Brett Sutter
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Matt Cooke
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Charlie Coyle
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Matt Dumba
7Christian Folin
8Nate Prosser
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Devan Dubnyk