May 6, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forwardZach Parise
(11) celebrates a goal scored by forwardMikael Granlund
(not pictured) on Chicago Blackhawks goalieCorey Crawford
(50) during the third period in game three of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Blackhawks 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
came home to Minnesota several years ago and gave the Wild instant credibility. Parise played like an ELITE NHL forward this year. Parise had 29 goals and 27 assists for the Wild. He led the Wild over the Avalanche and took the Blackhawks to the brink. Hockey News stats that Parise “is an Elite scorer with a great work ethic”.