He played NCAA hockey at the University of North Dakota for two seasons, scoring 116 points in 76 games.
He won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships, where he was named Most Valuable Player and Best Forward.
He married Alisha Woods in 2012 and he has a son named Jaxson and a daughter named Emelia. His father, J.P. Parise, played in nearly 900 NHL games and his brother, Jordan, played professionally overseas.
He and Ryan Suter signed identical 13-year, $98 million contracts with the Minnesota Wild in 2012.