Found May 28, 2012 on Goon's World:
NJ.COM This seems to be a common historical point of discussion – but incorrect – while it’s true that Zach Parise and Travis Zajac both played their collegiate hockey for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux – Parise and Zajac never played together. It never happened; this could be cleared up by doing a simple search on Google. So it would be impossible for them to have developed chemistry at UND.

Parise was a member of the Fighting Sioux hockey team from 2002-04, Zajac arrived at UND in the fall of 2004 and played two season at UND as well, 2004-2006.
Larry Wigge --- Travis Zajac and Zach Parise go together like two peas in a pod.

They are center and winger, both from the University of North Dakota. Both worked well together there, so why not in the NHL. They feed off one another.

Zajac is the straw that stirs the drink and prefers to stay in the background to Parise's star status.

The secret is out, Zajac is a star too.

For much of the 2011-12 season, Zajac was a lost man ... a player without a team.


Wings should pick Suter over Parise

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Parise A Wanted Man

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal at, Has there been a hotter ticket than New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise on the free-agent stage in the last 10 years? You can see how badly he wants to win, the pistons pumping as he hunts down a loose puck in the neutral zone and sends it into the open net to ensure the Game 5 win for the Devils at Madison Square Garden...

Parise's press conference

Check this out, former Fighting Sioux and current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise is a hot commodity off the ice as well as two reporters almost end up slugging it out over positioning at the press conference. Here is a great description of the incident from via Jill Painter of Inside the Kings, There was a big scrum around Devils winger Zach Parise, and Parise almost...

Almost out for the season, Zajac in Cup finals

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Media Battle

via Jill Painter of Inside the Kings, There was a big scrum around Devils winger Zach Parise, and Parise almost had to break up a fight between reporters. The two men were jockeying for position with their tape recorder and microphone, respectively, when one yelled ``Stop it!’’ while Parise was talking. The reporter smacked his notebook against the microphone, then used the...

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Then there were two - Devils and Kings

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Everybody wants Zach

CBS New York Former Fighting Sioux and current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise is going to be one of the most sought after free agents in some time. Parise is going to be able to command a very hefty raise this summer and there are going to be teams lined up to pay him that hefty salary. Jim Matheson, --- Has there been a hotter ticket than New Jersey...

American captains lead Kings, Devils

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The Key Matchup In The Stanley Cup Final

from Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside of ESPN, Devils centers vs. Kings’ dynamic depth down the middle: The Kings have won the center battle throughout the playoffs against Vancouver, St. Louis and Phoenix, and it’s a big reason for their success. Kopitar and Richards are a dynamic 1-2 punch down the middle but don’t forget the veteran Stoll, who has provided clutch two-way...

Market Swings

Photo courtesy of Bruce Bennett / Getty Images By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) With each passing series in New Jersey’s unlikely run to the Stanley Cup Final, the market price for soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Zach Parise increases. While Parise may be pricing himself out of New Jersey and thereby causing the other 29 NHL teams to circle July 1st on their calendars again and again...

Conn Smythe Candidates

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