Zach Parise
Zach Parise
35-Year-Old Left WingLW
Minnesota Wild
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Last campaign was the first time since 2014 that Parise was able to suit up in at least 74 games, despite the fact that he dealt with a broken foot and a knee injury late in the year. The 35-year-old had a resurgence of sorts also, potting 28 goals and 61 points for the Wild in 2018-19. At this stage of his career, it's foolish to assume Parise can suit up for all 82 games in a season, but he showed flashes signaling his goal-scoring days aren't over. Even with the Wild's depth at wing, Parise should find himself on a scoring line this season. The addition of Mats Zuccarello should boost Parise's fantasy potential, especially if they're paired together at even strength and special teams. It's safe to assume a healthy Parise can reach at least 40 points, and anything more than that would be gravy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a 13-year contract with Minnesota in July 2012.
Seals win with empty-net goal
LWMinnesota Wild
October 14, 2019
Parise scored an empty-net goal and had three shots in Monday's 2-0 win over Ottawa.
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Parise sealed Minnesota's first win of the season with his empty-netter at 17:41 of the third period and the Wild sitting on a 1-0 lead. Only Eric Staal and Mikko Koivu saw more ice time Monday than the 35-year-old Parise, who is off to a slow start with two goals and a minus-6 rating through his first five games. He did score 28 goals in 74 games last season, proving he still has plenty of tread left on the tires.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:40
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    3:10
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:27
 
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Power Play
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2017–18
17:05
2:24
0:41
2018–19
18:40
2:54
1:10
2019–20
16:40
3:10
0:27
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Back issues kept Parise out of the lineup until the calendar had flipped to 2018, but once the 34-year-old made it back into the lineup he showed flashes of his old sniper's form, scoring 15 goals in only 42 regular-season games. At this stage of his career, expecting Praise to suit up for anything close to a full schedule is foolhardy, but he's still capable of burying the puck when he finds even the smallest patch of open ice, and he remains a weapon on the power play. Given the Wild's depth on the wing, he could increasingly find himself on the third line at even strength, however, and his days as a consistent 30-goal threat are long behind him.
Now 33 years old, Parise is starting to look like his track record of injuries is catching up to him. While 19 goals and 42 points in 69 games is a reasonable degree of production, that represented an 11-point drop from the prior season, which had itself seen a nine-point drop from the year before. A six-time 30-goal scorer, Parise last reached that plateau in 2014-15, and it’s not likely that he ever will again. After all, we're talking about a guy who's missed time to injury consistently over the past four seasons, sitting out between eight and 15 games each year. He also saw the Wild cut his playing time to 17:26 per game when he was on the ice last season -- not the kind of workload we're used to seeing out of Parise. His reputation continues to precede him, so he’s sure to enjoy a top-six role in Minnesota, but his best days are clearly behind him. Parise’s speed, once one of his greatest assets, is no longer a strong suit, and he’s ceded the title of the Wild’s go-to scorer to Mikael Granlund. Is Parise still relevant? Yes. But he’s not a star anymore.
After missing the playoffs with a back injury last year, but ultimately avoiding surgery, Parise is expected to be ready for the World Cup and the 2016-17 campaign, looking to turn in his first full season since the lockout-shortened 2012-13. In addition to the back ailment, Parise suffered a knee injury that cost him most of November and killed his chances of hitting 60 points. That’s approximately the ceiling for the now 32-year-old winger – once a rising superstar, Parise’s been injured and aging just enough over the last few seasons to keep him out of the conversation about the league’s top wingers. That said, the Minneapolis native is under contract for nearly another decade with his hometown team still, and he’ll again serve in a top-line role this year; as long as he’s in the lineup, he’ll make fantasy owners happy.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Parise has been the biggest piece of offensive firepower on the Wild roster since his arrival ahead of the 2012-13 season. In his best offensive season for the Wild from a pure production standpoint, Parise scored a team-high 33 goals to go along with 29 assists. While his 62 points barely placed him among the NHL’s top-40 scorers, Parise's work with the man advantage was far more notable from a league-wide standpoint. On the man advantage, the winger tallied 11 goals and added five assists. His plus-21 rating also helped his cause while he logged more than 19 minutes of ice time per game. Still at the tail end of his prime, Parise should return more fantasy value than any of the team's other skaters in 2015-16.
Parise is a player who does it all. Through 67 games last season, he posted 29 goals, 27 assists, a plus-10 rating, 14 power-play goals (fourth-best in the league) and 245 shots (22nd) over an average ice time of 22:06 (17th). His possession ratings were fantastic, and his overall numbers should increase now that the team has improved its top six, meaning he’ll no longer need to carry the load alone. Parise will continue to see loads of power-play time, as he was on the ice for 63.8 percent of the team's power-play time in games he played last season. If health permits, Parise could be in store for an excellent season, making him a worthy consideration for the opening rounds of your draft.
Parise didn't miss a beat in his first season with the Wild, equaling his 0.8 career average in points per game. Parise was third in the NHL in shots on goal and tied for 15th in power play goals. He's as steady as they come -- he's missed at most one game each season except for 2010-11 when he suffered a knee injury. Now that he has one Wild year under his belt, it's possible that he could increase his output on offense if some of Minnesota's young talent on offense improves. Draft him as one of the top options on the left side.
Following a four-day media circus when free agency opened on July 1, this dynamic winger said goodbye to New Jersey and inked a massive, 13-year contract with his hometown Minnesota Wild. Parise’s numbers last season -- 31 goals, 38 assists and 69 points -- could have been stronger, especially considering he finally showed chemistry with Ilya Kovalchuk. He has many intangibles that undoubtedly factored into his new contract; unfortunately, leadership, work ethic and hockey sense do not translate into statistics. Parise heads to a team that has historically had difficulty scoring and he'll be expected carry the team’s attack. Don’t overpay for him on draft day, especially if your league uses the forward position opposed to specific positions. But 30 goals, 70 points and a truckload of shots are a solid bet for Parise.
Should the Devils or Parise start the season slowly, expect rumors of the dynamic winger’s departure to swirl around Newark, as Parise inked a one-year contract to avoid salary arbitration. The Devils have every intention of signing Parise to a long-term deal come January, so this saga should be entertaining. Regardless of contract issues, Parise’s presence will be a boon to the Devils, given that he posted 83 goals two seasons prior to playing in just 13 games last year due to a torn meniscus. He’s always one of the hardest workers on the ice and will be hungry to redeem himself. Power-play production and a strong plus-minus rating can be expected from Parise, who has averaged over four shots per game throughout the past two campaigns. He likely will fall from first-round status, but don’t wait too long for his services in the fantasy realm.
Parise posted another strong season to follow up his breakout 2008-09 campaign despite seeing a 12-point drop in his points total. A dynamic winger entering the prime of his career, few possess Parise's energy level and drive. Thirty-five goals and a point-per game pace is essentially a given along with an impressive plus-minus rating (plus-54 the last two seasons) as well as an average of four shots per game. He's a safe pick and will be well utilized by new coach John MacLean in the team's attack.
Few players in the league announced their presence on the NHL scene last season the way in which Parise did, posting 45 goals and 94 points. A dynamic winger capable of sniping as well as doing the dirty work, his tireless work rate puts him in position to score and affect the game. Parise has scored over 100 goals the past three seasons and is dangerous in any situation. He’s not of the class of Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, but Parise is one of the league’s elite young players.
Zach Parise (LW): Few players in the league announced their presence on the NHL scene last season the way in which Parise did, posting 45 goals and 94 points. A dynamic winger capable of sniping as well as doing the dirty work, his tireless work rate puts him in position to score and affect the game. Parise has scored over 100 goals the past three seasons and is dangerous in any situation.
Parise's promising growth continued in 2007-08 as he bested his goals and points total from his breakout season in 2006-07. There's little reason to think the former University of North Dakota star will regress this year. He remains one of the brighter young prospects in the league and should again be over 30 goals.
A highly-touted prospect, Parise likely will make the team out of camp but his potential will likely outweigh his production this season. A gifted playmaker with a scoring touch, Parise is one of the top young prospects in the NHL. A wise selection in a keeper league this fall.
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Notches PPG in loss
LWMinnesota Wild
October 6, 2019
Parise scored a power-play goal and logged two shots in a 4-2 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday.
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Struggles in season opener
LWMinnesota Wild
October 4, 2019
Parise did not have a shot on goal, was a minus-3 and logged just 13:56 of ice time in Thursday's season-opening loss to the Predators.
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Ready for 2019-20 campaign
LWMinnesota Wild
July 29, 2019
Parise is fully fit after dealing with a knee injury at the end of the 2018-19 season, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Won't require surgery
LWMinnesota Wild
Knee
April 9, 2019
General manager Paul Fenton is confident that Parise (knee/foot) should be able to recover fully while resting over the next four weeks.
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Recovering from knee injury
LWMinnesota Wild
Knee
April 9, 2019
General manager Paul Fenton believes Parise (knee) will make a full recovery while resting during the next four weeks.
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