Erin Weaver
Sunday April 6th, 2014

Wild's Zach Parise reached -- and surpassed -- the 500 career points mark Saturday night. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) Wild's Zach Parise reached -- and surpassed -- the 500 career points mark on Saturday night. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise reached the 500 career point mark Saturday night with an assist on Mikko Koivu's first period goal against the Penguins.

Parise has had five goals and three assists in his past six games, and leads the Wild with 28 goals this season.

The 29-year-old left winger recently passed his father's goal totals, netting his 238th and 239th career goals on March 30, which surpass J.P. Parise total of 238 goals to go with 594 points in 890 career games. The younger Parise still has some work to do to beat his father's 594 points.

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Parise is in his ninth NHL season, his second with the Wild. He spent 2005-2012 with the New Jersey Devils, who originally drafted him 17th overall in 2003.

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