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Zach Parise leads first day of player season ticket drops

Thursday, 09.09.2010 / 5:19 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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A surprise visit from Zach Parise turned an ordinary work day into an office celebration.

On Thursday, Parise visited Muller Insurance in Hoboken to personally deliver season tickets to longtime seat holder Roger Muller. Devils players will make more than 20 ticket drop-offs this month as part of the Frozen Over rewards program for early account renewals. 

“It turned out good,” Parise said. “It was obvious all the excitement on their faces when we walked in. Clearly they were some pretty dedicated Devils fans, they’ve been ticket holders for 20 years. It’s good that we’re able to do things in the community like this for ticket holders like that. They really appreciated it.”

Muller, an avid men’s league hockey player, has held Devils season tickets since 1990 when he sat in section 121 at the Meadowlands. Appropriately enough, he was a big fan of “Captain” Kirk Muller, who wore the No. 9 that Parise wears today.

“I was hoping you’d be coming because you’re my favorite player,” Muller told Parise, who presented him with an authentic Devils “MULLER” jersey customized with No. 1.

Muller Insurance is a family affair, having been founded in 1906 by Muller’s grandfather, John. His father, R. John Muller, has been a fixture there since 1948. Sister, Erika, joined the company in 1986.

“It’s exciting to have one of the best players on the Devils and one of the best players in the League walk in,” Muller said. “I’ve been talking to a lot of people to get more support for the Devils in Hoboken because we’re only eight miles away [from Prudential Center]. It’s convenient, there’s some really good pricing plans and it’s a lot of fun going there.”

Muller’s favorite Devils memory is the sweep of Detroit in the 1995 Stanley Cup Final, and the basement of the company’s offices features a photo montage of past and present Devils players. Muller will have his fingers crossed for a Parise goal when the Devils open the regular season against Dallas on Friday, Oct. 8.

But he has even bigger hopes for Parise down the road.

“Hopefully some day I’ll see this guy in the Hall of Fame,” Muller said. “I think he’s got another 15 years or so.”

Other players making deliveries Thursday included Jason Arnott, Matt Corrente and Dainius Zubrus.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 61 26 31 4 157 191 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 62 25 32 5 170 189 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 51 23 10 4 33
A. Henrique 56 12 20 -1 32
P. Elias 53 10 16 -13 26
S. Gomez 39 5 18 -9 23
M. Zidlicky 63 4 19 -7 23
T. Zajac 55 10 10 -4 20
S. Bernier 48 10 8 1 18
M. Ryder 44 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 45 2 16 3 18
M. Havlat 38 5 9 -12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 23 6 .927 2.19
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59