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Wild Sign Free Agents Parise, Suter to 13-Year Deals

By KBJR News 1

Wild Sign Free Agents Parise, Suter to 13-Year Deals

July 4, 2012 Updated Jul 4, 2012 at 11:52 AM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms on 13-year contracts with free agent forward Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, the team announced Wednesday morning on its website.

Parise is a Minneapolis native and has spent his entire seven-year career with New Jersey after being drafted 17th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

The 27-year-old center finished the 2011-12 regular season with 31 goals and 38 assists before tallying eight goals and seven assists in the Devils' postseason run to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Parise played two high school seasons with Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota before playing two seasons from 2002-04 with North Dakota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).

The now former Devil played 502 regular season games in New Jersey, totaling 194 goals and 216 assists during that span.

Suter, meanwhile, was drafted seventh overall by Nashville in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and has spent his entire seven-year career with the Predators.

The Madison totaled seven goals and 39 assists this past regular season with the Predators, and then he tallied one goal and three assists during Nashville's postseason run into the second round.

Suter played just one collegiate season, competing in 2003-04 with Wisconsin in the WCHA. In 542 career regular season games with Nashville, he tallied 38 goals and 200 assists.

Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday that both deals were for $98 million, but an official announcement by the Minnesota Wild regarding financial terms has not yet been made.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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