Friday, January 31, 2014

Zach Parise: Captain America

Photo: @mnwild
Just a little bit past noon today, Team USA General Manager David Poille announced that Wild winger Zach Parise would be the captain of the United States Olympic hockey team in the upcoming games in Sochi, Russia.

Yes, the same Zach Parise who modeled the US opening ceremonies gear.

Also, Poille named that the alternate captains to the team which included Wild defenseman Ryan Suter. Nice to see Poille put his differences with Suter behind him for the sake of the team.

For those interested, the other alternate captain named was Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. Not exactly a welcome face here around these parts. So the official leadership of Team USA is as follows:

Captain: LW Zach Parise (MIN)
Alternates: D Ryan Suter (MIN)
                    LW Dustin Brown (LA)

The Wild have three remaining games (2/1 @CGY, 2/4 vs TB, and 2/6 vs NSH) before breaking for nearly three weeks for the Olympics.

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