8. Zach Parise

Zach Parise was taken with the 17thOverall Pick in 2003, and the American Left Wing would debut for the New Jersey Devils two years later. 

Parise brought a scoring touch to the Devils, accruing 60-plus Points in 2006-07 and 2007-08, and grew that total to 94 in 2008-09.  That would be his best year for the Devils, where he was an All-Star Game participant, Second Team All-Star, and he was third in Lady Byng voting, eighth in Selke voting, and fifth for the Hart.  Parise had 82 Points the year after, but a torn meniscus held him to only 13 Games in 2010-11.  He played one more year in New Jersey, where he had a 69 Point campaign. 

Parise would sign with his hometown team when he joined the Minnesota Wild as a Free Agent in 2012.  As a Devil, Parise scored 410 Points with a .82 PPG.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Left Wing
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 17th Overall 6/21/03
  • Departed:

    Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Wild 7/4/12.

  • Games Played: 592
  • Notable Statistics:

    194 Goals
    216 Assists 
    410 Points 
    177 PIM 
    .82 PPG 
    +57 Plus/Minus 
    53.3 Point Shares 
    43 Points in 61 Playoff Games

  • Played For: New Jersey Devils
  • Non-NHL Teams:

    Second Team All-Star (2009)
    All-Star (2009)

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