Saturday, March 5, 2011

Twinks Feature - Zach Parise

Zach Parise plays forward for NHL's New Jersey Devils. The 26 year old was born in Minneapolis on July 28, 1984. He was drafted by the Devils 17th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He turned pro after his sophomore season, and joined the Devils for the 2005–06 season. Parise's best NHL season was in 2008–09, when he was the league's third leading goal scorer (45) behind Jeff Carter with 46 and league leader Alexander Ovechkin with 56, while ranking fifth among all NHL players in points with 94.Zach helped the U.S. win a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships, where he was named the Most Valuable Player. Parise and his American teammates won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics where he scored the tying goal late in the gold medal game to send it to overtime.

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