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USA TODAY Sports Team USA’s Zach Parise celebrates after scoring a goal against Canada in the 2010 Olympics gold medal game Feb. 28, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Wild’s Parise named U.S. Olympic hockey captain


By Brian Murphy

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Zach Parise was enjoying an off-day lunch in southern California on Sunday when the Wild center learned he was the next Captain America, a first for the two-time Olympian who will lead the U.S. men’s hockey team into the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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