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ZACH PARISE
Sport Discipline: Men
Position: Forward
Height: 5-11
Weight: 197
DOB: 7/28/84
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn.
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
Current Residence: St. Paul, Minn.
High School: Shattuck-St. Mary's School (Faribault, Minn.)
College: University of North Dakota
Team: Minnesota Wild
ROAD TO SOCHI
Parise returned home to Minnesota to play for the Minnesota Wild last season and instantly helped the team become a playoff contender. He is one of five members of the leadership group of the men's hockey team, and is one of 13 Olympic veterans on the team, having been part of the silver-medal winning effort in Vancouver.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games, silver
  • Three-time world championship participant, 5th (2007), 6th (2005, 2008)
  • Two-time world junior championship participant, gold (2004), 4th (2003)
  • Olympic Winter Games All-Star selection (2010)
  • World Junior Championship Best Forward honoree (2004)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team honoree (2009)
  • AHL All-Star Classic participant (2005)
  • NCAA All-America First Team and All-WCHA First Team honoree (2004)
  • All-WCHA Rookie Team selection (2003)
PERSONAL
Son of J.P. and Donna Parise…Has a brother, Jordan…Married Alisha Parise in 2010…Has 1-month-old twins – a daughter, Emelia, and a son, Jaxson…Father played 14 seasons in the NHL…Brother plays professional hockey for HC Valpellice in Italy…Selected by the New Jersey Devils in the first round (17th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft…Hobbies include playing tennis and cribbage.
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