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Elias and Parise each get an 'A'

Saturday, 10.03.2009 / 11:42 AM / News
By Eric Marin
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Elias and Parise each get an \'A\'
Parise and Elias will be alternate captains.
Jacques Lemaire announced Saturday morning that Patrik Elias and Zach Parise will be the Devils' alternate captains this season.

Elias, the Devils' all-time leading scorer, has worn both the 'C' and the 'A' in the past. It is the first such honor for Parise, who led the team with 45 goals and 94 points last season.

"Two good choices," Lemaire said. "Patrik, I've known a long time, but from what I've heard from the coaching staff, he would be really good. He had (an 'A') last year, and if he keeps it, it would be really good for him and the team. Zach, well, Zach is a no-brainer to me. Although he's young, he's a great example to anyone that comes on this team. He puts his heart into the game every day. Jamie (Langenbrunner's) the same (as captain). I think we're good there."

Lemaire has no plans to rotate his alternates once Elias returns, and would not say who will wear the other 'A' in his absence. Elias is recovering from last month's procedure to break up scar tissue in his groin.

David Clarkson said the players found out immediately following Saturday's morning skate.

"I think it's amazing," Clarkson said. "Zach's been here a long time and he's a leader. He's the guy that, since I've been up, whenever you need a big goal, he's always the guy to go out there and do it. He's very vocal in the room and it's an honor for him to have that. We're all happy for him just because of the type of guy he is. To be honest, he really deserves it. You watch games where we're down two goals, Zach goes out and buries one and we're back in the game again. He shows by example and does a very good job of leading us in this locker room."


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51