The Minnesota Wild turned back the clock and Zach Parise took the opportunity to honor his favorite player from the past on Tuesday.
While the Wild donned the sweaters of the old Minnesota North Stars franchise, Parise paid tribute to his late father by wearing his green-and-yellow CCM gloves and old school helmet for the warmup.
J.P. Parise, who died of lung cancer in 2015, played for the North Stars (1967-1979) for nine of his 17 seasons in the NHL. He was a two-time All-Star.
The entire Wild team wore North Stars throwback jerseys as a nod to history.
Former North Stars players Don Beaupre, Neal Broten, Jack Carlson and Brad Maxwell were in attendance signing autographs for fans.