Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter and Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings will be the alternate captains, U.S. general manager David Poile announced Friday.
The 29-year-old Parise was an alternate captain at the Vancouver Olympics four years ago, scoring the goal that sent the gold-medal game into overtime.
U.S. coach Dan Bylsma says Parise's blue-collar approach is exemplary of the attitude he wants for his team.
Brown is the longtime captain of the Kings. Suter's father, Bob, won a gold medal with the "Miracle on Ice" team in 1980.
The American team will hold its first practice in Sochi late on Feb. 10, three days before its first game.