Fast Facts

  • His father, J.P. Parise, played 13 seasons in the NHL.
  • Won a gold medal as part of the U.S. team at the World Under 18 Championships in 2002.
  • Roommates with Matt Greene while they were both at University of North Dakota.
  • Selected by the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 2003 NHL Draft.
  • Scored a goal in his first NHL game, on October 5, 2005, against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • Named to his first all-star team in 2009
  • Nominated for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in 2009.
  • Won a silver medal as part of the U.S. team at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.


  • J.P. Parise — Father
  • Alisha Woods — Wife
  • Donna Parise — Mother
  • Jordan Parise — Brother


  • Attended University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States


  • Birth Name: Zachary Justin Parise
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Birthday: July 28, 1984, Leo
  • Profession: Hockey player
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