|Zachary Justin Parise
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 190 pounds
Born: 7.28.84 Minneapolis, Minnesota
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the Minnesota Wild, 7.4.12
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
In such a short time, Parise had already become an integral part of the Devils. In short, he was the go-to guy on the
He had a decent rookie year, but his emergence came playing on the ZZ Pops line in 06-07. Him, Travis Zajac, and
Jamie Langenbrunner brought out the best in each other. It lead to Parise leading the team in goals.
He would have a small shuffle in personnel in 07-08, getting Patrik Elias as his new centerman, and a split between
Brian Gionta and Langenbrunner over on the right, but the result was the same. (Even upped: scoring leader.)
But a tough, gritty side of him would show itself, as well. How else can you describe getting into your first NHL fight
against Dan Boyle? (A REAL fight, too, not one while keeping his helmet on, visor and all.) And also taking a stick to
the mouth, resulting in losing two teeth?
Yup, it's the smaller guy playing big thing again.
Many were predicting that he would be a future captain of the team, and they would be proven correct in the fall of
How important was he to the team? You can see how far they slid after he signed on with the Wild. But rather than
accepting that life happens, they rather burn his jerseys. (Fucking disgusting.)
|Entry Draft: 2003 First Round Pick (17th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise