Michael Russo talked to Parise about Porter during last season's playoffs, and here is what Parise offered about his 3rd generation teammate in an article published in April: "He’s a really, really hardworking guy on and off the ice," Parise said of his offseason training partner. "He’s a guy that understands what he’s supposed to do. He knows that he’s supposed to go out there and be tough to play against. Just watch, he’s physical on our D all the time, he can skate, he’s fast. To me, he’s a really effective player."