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Wild hit pay dirt; sign free agents Parise, Suter

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with top free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

Parise leaves the New Jersey Devils, while Suter leaves the Nashville Predators to join the Wild.

Each player agreed to a 13-year contract, the team said Wednesday. Terms were not immediately announced.

Parise spent seven seasons with the Devils, helping them reach the Stanley Cup finals this season. The 27-year-old Minnesota native has 194 goals and 216 assists in 503 career games. He scored 30-plus goals five times.

Suter, also 27, has spent his first seven years in the NHL with the Predators. The All-Star defenseman had career highs in points last year, with 7 goals and 39 assists.

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