|Hometown:||St. Louis, Mo.|
- Michael Parks Career Statistics
Career: UND’s active leader with 31 career goals.
2014-15 (Senior): Will serve as an assistant captain … UND’s returning leader in points (30) and goals (12) from last season.
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 NCHC goal in 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.