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Zach Parise wears late father's North Stars gear

Wild forward had special tribute on throwback uniform night

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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.

Tweet from @mnwild: �� Zach Parise wearing J.P. Parise's North Stars gloves and helmet. #mnwild pic.twitter.com/NddTms5sKs

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.

Tweet from @mnwild: �� #mnwild pic.twitter.com/JlcJgEuSuO

Former North Stars players Don Beaupre, Neal Broten, Jack Carlson and Brad Maxwell were in attendance signing autographs for fans.

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