A collection of autographed custom trading cards from the players, coaches, and notable figures in Minnesota sports history.
Monday, July 21, 2014
An entire generation of Minnesota hockey fans now know of Jean-Paul Parise as "Zach's dad." But he was, of course, one of the great players in Minnesota North Stars history. Although he was never the high-scoring superstar his son would become, J.P. had the same fire in his belly that has made Zach one of the hardest working players in today's NHL. He was a three-time 20-goal scorer and two-time All-Star during his first run with the North Stars (1967-1975). After a half-season with the Cleveland Barons in 1977-78, J.P. returned to Minnesota after the Barons-North Stars merger. He would serve as Captain in his final season in 1978-79. After retiring, Parise served as a North Stars assistant coach for eight years.