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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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