Posted Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 --- 12:47 pm
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with top free agents Zach Parise and Badgers alum Ryan Suter.
Parise leaves the New Jersey Devils, while Suter leaves the Nashville Predators to join the Wild.
Each player agreed to a 13-year contract, the team said Wednesday. Terms were not immediately announced.
Parise spent seven seasons with the Devils, helping them reach the Stanley Cup finals this season. The 27-year-old Minnesota native has 194 goals and 216 assists in 503 career games. He scored 30-plus goals five times.
Suter, also 27, has spent his first seven years in the NHL with the Predators. The All-Star defenseman had career highs in points last year, with 7 goals and 39 assists.
Suter is a native of Madison and played for the UW-Madison Badgers hockey team.
(Copyright Associated Press)