2005-06: The older brother of former North Dakota standout Zach Parise wrapped up a sensational junior campaign, helping to lead the Fighting Sioux to their second consecutive Frozen Four appearance. Parise posted a 24-9-1 record that included six shutouts. He ranked tied for third in the nation with those six shutouts and save percentage (.929), while ranking tied for ninth in goals against average (2.20).
In three seasons at North Dakota, Parise has etched his name in the school’s goaltending books. His 83 career games ranks sixth all time among goaltenders, while his ten career shutouts and 55 career wins both rank second all time. Parise is also one of only five goaltenders in NCAA Tournament history to have posted two or more shutouts.
2006-07: The former North Dakota star got off to a bit of a sluggish start in his pro debut with Lowell, but as the season wore on, he appeared to get better and as a result, saw more action down the stretch, almost splitting time equally with Frank Doyle. He won nine of his last 15 starts, two of which were shutouts. On the season, he finished with a 17-12-2 record, a 2.68 goals against average and .915 save percentage.
Jared Ramsden contributed to this profile
Parise is a small, butterfly style goaltender who possesses very quick reflexes. At North Dakota, he proved to be a consistent and reliable goaltender who stepped it up in big games. Parise is a fierce competitor who poised and doesn’t get rattled easily. He follows and anticipates plays quite well. He has shown a willingness to come out, challenge shooters and does an excellent job of staying with the play.
Parise is an active goaltender with excellent lateral movement. He is good on his angles, down low and has a very good glove. One attribute that makes him particularly good is puck-handling ability. His rebound control was an issue early on with Lowell this season, but extra time put in working with assistant coach Chris Terreri helped improve that area of his game dramatically. Parise challenged shooters on a regular basis by coming out of his crease and flashed a good glove hand. His lateral mobility and down low coverage was also exceptional.
Parise started stealing time from starting netminder Frank Doyle and in the process most likely gave himself a good opportunity to see more starts, if not assume the starting role in Lowell outright. He still needs two to three years in the minors before being ready for some NHL action, but he showed good progress in his first pro year of hockey.