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But, two months later, the Devils are fighting for first in the Atlantic Division, and a huge part of the turnaround has been Zach Parise. In this week's Facing Off, Parise tells us what it was like to upstage Sid the Kid, how his father helped get him to the bigs and what latest prank has one of his teammates fuming.
• Parise was the Devils' first-round pick (17th overall) in 2003.• He has 10 multipoint games in his first 27 games this season. • His father, J.P. Parise, played 890 NHL games between 1966 and '79 for Boston, Toronto, Minnesota, New York Islanders and Cleveland.
|Zach Parise had 15 goals and 20 assists in his first 33 games this season.|
|Zach says he learned how to enjoy the game from his father, former North Stars standout J.P. Parise.|