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Elias and Parise each get an 'A'

Saturday, 10.3.2009 / 11:42 AM ET / 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."


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
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12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 55 15 25 6 40
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
A. Henrique 53 18 18 14 36
K. Palmieri 55 20 15 3 35
T. Zajac 47 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 47 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 55 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 51 1 12 -1 13
A. Greene 55 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 44 3 7 -14 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 16 6 .930 2.01
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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