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Zach Parise  #11

Minnesota Wild  Left Wing
NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: July 28, 1984  (AGE 30)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 197 DRAFTED: NJD / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> Parise ranks among the Devils' leaders in virtually every major category in 2008-09, including goals, assists, points, plus-minus, power-play goals, game-winning goals and shots. He is on pace to easily eclipse his career-high totals in goals (32), assists (33) and points (65) set in 2007-08, just his third NHL season. In 2006-07, he led the Devils in goals (31) and added 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in 11 playoff games. He tied a franchise record by scoring six goals in the six-game series win over Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. <br /> <br /> New Jersey's 1st-round selection, 17th overall, in the 2003 Entry Draft, Parise's legendary amateur hockey resume includes 340 points in two seasons at Minnesota prep school power Shattuck-St. Mary's. He was named to the WCHA All-Rookie and NCAA West All-America teams in consecutive seasons at the University of North Dakota and selected tournament MVP in Team USA's historic gold-medal win at the 2004 World Juniors. <br /> <br /> Zach's father, J.P., played 13 seasons in the NHL with Boston, Toronto, Minnesota, the NY Islanders and Cleveland, tallying 238 goals in 890 games. He also played in two All-Star Games, representing the West Division in 1970 at St. Louis and in 1973 at New York. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On his style of play: &quot;I don't score highlight reel goals. They come from work, from getting into the corners, getting a little dirty. That's something [my dad] and I share. He scored his goals, and I score mine, the old-fashioned way.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Devils head coach Brent Sutter: &quot;Zach's got the gift that not only is he a very competitive player, he's got everything else that goes with it. He's strong. He's got great hands. He's got great knowledge of the game. He can shoot the puck. He knows how to pass the puck. He knows how to get into areas to score. He knows how to make guys better around him. He's what you'd say is a complete player.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=403743&amp;cmpid=rss" target="_blank">Parise could be first Devil to score 50</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2009/01/new_jersey_devils_zach_parise.html">Parise scoring at record pace</a><br /> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/16628916.html">Parise's proud of his blue-collar bloodline</a><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=16672">Taking &quot;The Rock&quot; Tour</a><br /> <br />
Quote of the Day

It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6