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“He’s a big-game player,” U.S. captain Zach Parise said. “He’s so versatile. On any line he plays on, he makes guys better. He does so many things right whether he’s scoring or not. You’re comfortable having him on the ice whether you need someone to score a goal or make a defensive play because he can make plays on the whole sheet. He’s tough to play against, so it’s great to play with him.”


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