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Zach Parise
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Zach Parise  #11

Minnesota Wild  Left Wing
NUMBER: 11 BIRTHDATE: July 28, 1984  (AGE 29)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 197 DRAFTED: NJD / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (17th overall)

PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
*Eighth trip to Stanley Cup Playoffs
*2nd in NHL in shots, T-2nd in scoring and assists
*Has four points (1-3=4) vs. Chicago
*Career best 6-game point streak (3-7=10) in Games 1-6 vs. COL. 10 pts new career-high in playoff series
*Tallied franchise record and career-high 4 pts (2-2=4) including GWG in Game 6 vs. COL (4/28). Scored 49 seconds into contest to set franchise record for fastest goal to start game
*Established career best 4-game assist streak in Games 1-4 (0-5=5)
*Captained New Jersey to 2012 Stanley Cup Finals, posting 15 points (8-7=15). Ranked T-1st in goals and T-6th in playoff scoring

2013-14 HIGHLIGHTS
*4th in NHL with 14 PPG, 19th in TOI/game amongst forwards, T-22nd in shots and goals
*Recorded 500th career point with first of two assists vs. PIT (4/5)...56th active player to reach milestone
*Tallied goal and averaged 18:29 in TOI/game as Team USA captain at Olympics
*Missed 15 games with foot contusion (11/27, 12/23-1/21

WCHA All-Rookie Team (2003) WCHA First All-Star Team (2004) NCAA West First All-American Team (2004) NHL Second All-Star Team (2009) Olympic All-Star Team (2010) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2009) Missed majority of 2010-11 due to knee injury at Los Angeles, October 30, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 4, 2012.
Quote of the Day

Just the feel for the direction they were headed and what they're trying to do, it just felt that this is a really good thing for this organization. They've got the pieces. We can put something together and go on a run or two and be together for a while, and I'm really excited about that opportunity. The team we have here has an opportunity to win, and that's the most attractive thing.

— Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen on why he decided to sign with the Capitals