Zachary Justin Parise
Left Wing-Center
Left-Handed Shot
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
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2005-06
NJ
81
14
18
32
-1
28
133
2
9
11
0
0
0
5
2006-07
NJ
82
31
31
62
-3
30
247
9
13
22
0
0
0
7
2007-08
NJ
81
32
33
65
13
25
266
10
13
23
1
0
1
8
2008-09
NJ
82
45
49
94
30
24
364
14
16
30
0
3
3
8
2009-10
NJ
81
38
44
82
24
32
347
9
17
26
1
0
1
5
2010-11
NJ
13
3
3
6
-1
6
49
0
1
1
0
0
0
1
2011-12
NJ
82
31
38
69
-5
32
293
7
7
14
3
4
7
3
Franchise
Career Totals
 
502
194
216
410
57
177
1699
51
76
127
5
7
12
37
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
offensive end.

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
2011.

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
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
2005-06
NJ
9
1
2
3
0
2
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2006-07
NJ
11
7
3
10
4
8
45
2
0
2
0
0
0
1
2007-08
NJ
5
1
4
5
-5
2
20
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
2008-09
NJ
7
3
3
6
2
2
29
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2009-10
NJ
5
1
3
4
0
0
20
0
1
1
1
0
1
0
2011-12
NJ
24
8
7
15
-8
4
87
3
3
6
0
0
0
1
Franchise
Career Totals
 
61
21
22
43
-7
18
222
7
6
13
1
0
1
3
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise