Saturday, March 14, 2009

Zach Parise
New Jersey Devils

BIRTHPLACE: Minneapolis, Minnesota
PLAYED: three seasons of varsity hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's
COLLEGE: University of North Dakota (Fighting Sioux)
POSITION: Center / Left Wing
DRAFTED: in first round by NJ in 2003 (17th overall)

Named to WCHA Third All-Star Team (2003), WCHA All-Rookie Team (2003), WCHA First All-Star Team (2004) and NCAA West First All-American Team (2004); International experience includes 2003 and 2004 World Junior Championships; was tournament MVP, named to the All-Tournament Team and Best Forward in 2004; recorded tourney-leading 6 goals - 5 assists - 11 points en-route to Gold Medal; and was a member of the United States Development Program in 2001-2002.

Season Highlights (2008-2009)
  • leads Devils with career-high 40 goals/80 points
  • is first with 288 shots, 12 power play goals, seven game-winning goal
  • is second with plus-27 mark (T. Zajac, +33) and second with career-high 40 assists (P. Elias, 44)
  • recorded points in career-high eight straight January 17-February 6 (5 goals, 6 assists, 11 points)
  • matched team mark with goals in six straight October 18-November 1 (7 goals, 4 assists, 11 points)
  • recorded two four-game point streaks, most recently December 16-21 (2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points)
  • has points in back-to-back games March 10-12 (currently 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points)
  • posted 21 multiple-point games, including three four-point efforts, most recently 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points February 11th vs. NY Islanders
  • stats include two team season-high four-assist efforts: December 19th vs. Ottawa and December 12th vs. NY Rangers
  • recorded four three-point efforts, most recently 2g-1a-3pts February 28th vs. Florida
  • two-point matches include 2 goals February 9th vs. NY Rangers, December 30th at St. Louis and November 1st vs. Atlanta
  • reached 100-goal mark January 10th at Los Angeles
  • reached/surpassed 200-point mark December 27th at NY Rangers
  • recorded two game-determining goals, as well as two overtime goals
  • is 3-7 (42.9%) in shootouts
  • finished first on NJD with 32 goals, 33 assists, 65 points last season


Kylie @ Faux Hawks and Follies said...

He's so adorable in a boy-next-door kind of way.

Life_As_A_Redhead said...

He always looks like he laughs all the time to me.

LakeTrio3 said...

I used to like him... but now I prefer Ondrej Pavelec because I learned soemthing about him that I don't like.