Aug 13, 2012
We’ve seen it numerous times before. Popular players change teams, and their new fan bases flock to purchase their new jersey. The Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise is no exception to the rule.
Parise, who left the New Jersey Devils in July to sign a 13 year $98 million dollar deal with the Wild, was the NHL’s top-selling jersey during the month of July at the league’s online store, according to the Minnesota Business Journal (which received its information from a tweet from Nirva Milord, the NHL’s Director of Entertainment Publicity).
Parise was followed on the list by Ryan Callahan and Claude Giroux, of the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, respectively.
Parise’s signing has continued to spark fan-interest in Minnesota, as the Wild sold more than 1,000 new season ticket packages in the first 24 hours after acquiring the star back in July.