| Mark Parrish will assume the role of team captain for the month of February. |
As the first month of the season ended, Mark Parrish was still trying to acclimate himself to a new team, even though he’s been familiar with the surroundings for years. Through 12 games, the Bloomington, Minnesota native had scored twice and assisted once. Parrish’s playing time was dwindling as Head Coach Jacques Lemaire admitted that he was looking for more from the offseason acquisition.
Fast forward three months later, and Lemaire can’t say enough positive things about the effort, and the play of Parrish, who now ranks second on the club with 14 goals to go along with 13 assists. He also ranks second among Wild forwards with a plus-three rating.
Parrish succeeds Brian Rolston, who served as captain in October, November and January. Keith Carney served in December, meaning that each team captain this season has been an American.
The will mark the first time a Minnesota native has worn the captain’s "C" since March and April of 2001, when Richfield’s Darby Hendrickson earned the honor.
Rolston and Wes Walz will serve as alternate captains.