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#21 Trevor Parkes
Pos: Right Wing
D.O.B.: 8/17/91
From: Fort Erie, ON.
Height: 6'1
Weight: 180
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Signed as Undrafted Free Agent by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed to 3-yr contract by Detroit (NHL) 9/23/10
Plus: Great work ethic... Extremely focused player... Good hands around the net... Gritty checking winger plays hard at both ends of the ice... Clutch scorer rises to the occasion...
Minus: Needs to fill out and add strength... Lack of consistency...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings GM Ken Holland: "He's a guy that's a bit of a work in progress. He's a tall rangy gangly kid that doesn't have any strength but he's got good hands and he has a nose for the net."
What GRC says: 2012-13: Fell out of favor in the second half when his offense dried up, and with the emergence of Glendening found himself in Toledo, where he tore the cover off the ball. He remains a fast skater and forechecker who brings a physical edge and plays a hitting game. His next challenge is to earn a permanent spot in the lineup and work his two-way game, bringing some of the offense that he lit up the ECHL with.
2011-12: Parkes never was able to get going offensively this season and may have been better served with more playing time in Toledo to get his confidence up. He was effective in spurts on an energy line, keeping the puck deep and working the cycle, but never really cemented a spot in the lineup. An injury shut down his season early and it is hoped he will have more of an impact next season with a year of experience under his belt. Fall 2011: Parkes is a nice combination of grit and skill who could develop into a two-way NHL winger. He seems to have that knack of always being in the right place at the right time for the puck.He gives 110% every shift and should be a bright spot in GR if he turns pro this fall.
Role: Two-way winger
Projection: NHL 3rd line wing


9/23/10 Signed to 3-yr contract by Detroit (NHL)
9/27/11 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
11/28/11 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
12/10/11 Recalled from Toledo (ECHL)
9/14/12 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)