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Greg Parks

Greg Parks, a native of Edmonton, Alberta, capped his four-year Falcon career by earning All-America honors in his senior campaign of 1988-89. That winter, he finished third in the nation in scoring, with 74 points in 47 games, earning All-CCHA in addition to All-America honors. Parks had 32 goals and 42 assists for the Falcons, who earned an NCAA berth for the third consecutive season, and was named the team’s MVP.

Parks capped his career as the school’s third-leading scorer with 240 points. He became only the seventh BGSU player to score 100 career goals, finishing with 101, and he added 139 assists. Parks still ranks fourth on the BGSU career scoring list, and he is ninth in goals and sixth in assists on those school lists.

Parks had also scored 74 points in his junior year, finishing second on the team and fourth in the CCHA in scoring that year. He had his first career hat trick in the league tournament semifinal win over Michigan State, and added a goal and an assist in the title win over Lake Superior State. Parks had 50 points as a sophomore after amassing 42 points in his freshman campaign. He tied for the school record with 178 games played as a Falcon.

While at BG, Parks helped the Falcons to a four-year total of 117 wins, tying the school record set by the 1976-79 teams for wins over a four-year period. The Falcons advanced to Joe Louis Arena for the CCHA Finals in all four of Parks’s seasons, and made three NCAA appearances. BGSU went 117-55-7 (.673) during that time, including a 81-40-7 (.660) CCHA mark.

Following his BGSU career, Parks joined the professional ranks. He made it to the NHL, playing for the New York Islanders in parts of three seasons (1990-93) and totalling three points in 23 career NHL games. Parks also played with the Canadian National Team from 1992-96. He represented his country in the 1994 Olympic Games, helping Team Canada claim a Silver Medal.

Parks continues to play professional hockey overseas. He played six seasons in Sweden and three in Switzerland, and played the 2002-03 season in Japan.

Parks resides in Edmonton during the offseason. He and his wife, Gayle, have three daughters.

(Information on this page courtesy a BGSU press release, July 8, 2002.)

Greg Parks career statistics

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