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Michael Parks
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Michael Parks 773175
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 198
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
Club: Cedar Rapids-USHL
Major: Communication
  • Michael Parks Career Statistics

2014-15 (Senior): Assistant captain ... Played in his 150th career game in UND’s 4-1 win over No. 13 St. Cloud State in the NCAA West Region final (March 28) ... Ranked second on the team in points (32) and third in assists (20), reaching new career highs in both ... Matched his career high with 12 goals ... Tied for third on the team with a career-best four game-winning goals, which was tied for third-most in the NCHC ... Also established new career highs for power-play goals (3) and matched his career high in plus/minus (plus-13) ... His plus-13 is tied for the team lead among forwards with Bryn Chyzyk ... Tied for the national lead with six short-handed points, including two short-handed goals ... Put together a career-long 5-game point streak with four goals and five assists from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15 ... Ended a season-worst 5-game point drought in UND’s 3-2 win over Colorado College in the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 14) ... Drought marked the first time all year he went longer than two games without a point … Set up Bryn Chyzyk’s short-handed, overtime game winner with seven seconds left in overtime in UND’s 3-2 win over Air Force (Nov. 1) in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game ... Scored short-handed game-winning goal on a breakaway in UND’s 2-1 win over Colorado College (Jan. 23) ... A team-leading 12 of his points came in the third period ... Had a pair of 3-point games, tying his single-game high ... Had a career-best three assists in UND’s 7-2 win at Colorado College (Oct. 18) ... Had a goal and two assists in UND’s 7-4 win vs. Lake Superior State (Dec. 5) … Earned fourth letter.

2013-14 (Junior): Named to All-NCHC Second Team … Served as assistant captain … Established career highs in points (30) and assists (18) while matching the career-high 12 goals he scored as a freshman in 2011-12 ... Ranked second on the team in points and goals ... Owned a career-best plus-11 rating ... Tied with linemate Mark MacMillan for the team lead in multi-point games with eight ... Had a goal and an assist and was the No. 2 star in UND’s 5-2 win over No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA Midwest Region semifinal ... Scored the game’s first goal in the first period and assisted on MacMillan’s game-winner with 1:44 left in regulation ... Scored the first conference goal in NCHC history in the conference opener at No. 1 Miami (Oct. 18) ... Also added two assists and was a plus-3 in that game, a 4-2 UND win ... Enjoyed four straight 2-point games in back-to-back series against Nebraska Omaha (Feb. 7-8) and Miami (Feb. 14-15) ... Scored a power-play goal in UND’s 4-2 win vs. Colorado College in Game 1 of the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 14) ... Scored his first career shorthanded goal in a 3-2 win at Nebraska Omaha on Nov. 10 ... Matched his career high with two goals in a Jan. 10 5-3 win vs. Colorado College ... Tied for eighth in the NCHC scoring race with 22 points (9g, 13) in 24 league games ... Tied for ninth in assists … Earned third letter.

2012-13 (Sophomore): Ranked seventh on the team with seven goals despite missing 17 games due to injury ... Missed all but one game during the first half of the season ... Returned to the lineup against No. 20 Holy Cross (Jan. 4-5) and scored two goals and had 15 shots on goal in the series ... Had a career-high nine shots on goal in the series finale, a 3-2 victory ... Scored a career-high two goals in UND’s 4-1 win over No. 19 Wisconsin (Feb. 2) ... Scored the opening goal in UND’s 5-3 Game 1 win over Michigan Tech in the first round of the WCHA Playoffs (March 15) ... Recipient of UND’s Engelstad Family Foundation Endowment ... Earned second letter.

2011-12 (Freshman): Named UND’s Rookie of the Year … Led all UND freshmen with 12 goals and ranked second with 22 points ... Nineteen of his 22 points came after Dec. 31 ... Reached the scoresheet in 15 of 23 games during that stretch and went back-to-back games without a point on only one occasion ... Scored the opening goal in UND’s 3-1 win over No. 12 Western Michigan in the NCAA West Region semifinal … Had two goals and an assist and was a plus-3 at the WCHA Final Five ... Had a goal and an assist and was a plus-2 in 6-3 semifinal win over No. 4 Minnesota (March 16) ... Added a power-play goal in 4-0 win over No. 9 Denver in the championship game (March 17) ... Also had four multi-point games during that time ... Had four points (1g, 3a) in UND’s first-round sweep of Bemidji State (March 9-10), tying him with linemate Mark MacMillan as the WCHA’s top-scoring rookie during the opening round ... Had two points in each game against BSU and was a plus-4 ... Notched his first career game-winning goal in a 4-2 win over Wisconsin (Jan. 28) ... Scored his first career goal in a 3-1 win over No. 17 Maine (Oct. 14) … Recipient of the Engelstad Family Foundation Endowment … Earned his first letter.

Before UND: Selected by Philadelphia in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Spent the previous two seasons with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL ... Appeared in 56 games in 2010-11 and ranked second on the team in goals (25) and tied for fifth in points (41) ... Led the team with a pair of short-handed goals and ranked third on the team with a plus-18 rating ... Played in 51 games as a rookie in 2009-10 and tallied 11 goals and 11 assists ... Member of United States teams that won both the 2010 and 2009 World Junior A Challenge championships ... A 2010 graduate of Washington High School.

Personal: Majoring in communication ... Son of Ralph and Margaret Parks.

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