World juniors MVP makes senior-level debut


VIENNA, Austria -- Forward Zach Parise was added to the United States roster at the world ice hockey championship on Wednesday.

Parise, 20, was drafted 17th overall by the New Jersey Devils in 2003 and played this season for the Albany River Rats in the American Hockey League. In his professional debut, Parise finished second on the team in scoring with 58 points (18-40) in 73 games.

Prior to joining the River Rats, Parise played two seasons at the University of North Dakota, while also representing the United States at both the 2003 and 2004 IIHF World Junior Championships. Parise was named the most valuable player at the 2004 world juniors, the first time the U.S. won the event.