2008-09: Trevor Parkes was the third-leading scorer for the Fort Erie Meteors with 23 goals with 20 assists in 52 games playing in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. He had one assist in five playoff games for the Meteors.
2009-10: Parkes, after twice passing through the OHL draft and not being selected, played for Montreal in the QMJHL as an 18-year-old rookie. In 66 games with the Montreal Juniors he scored 27 goals with 20 assists and was +19 with 34 PMs. Seven of Parkes' goals came on the power play. The Juniors reached the playoffs after finishing second in their division and in the seven-game, first-round series with Gatineau he scored 6 goals with 1 assist and was an even plus/minus with 4 PMs.
2010-11: Signed to an entry-level deal by the Detroit Red Wings out of training camp. Had a strong season with the Montreal Juniors, playing 60 games and finishing the season with 33 goals and 29 assists for 62 points. Parkes added 6 goals and 2 assists for 8 points during Montreal’s 10 game playoff stint.
2011-12: Signed to an entry-level contract after attending Red Wings camp in 2010, Parkes struggled to establish himself in his first season of pro hockey. He skated in 44 games with Grand Rapids in the AHL and spent a brief stint in the ECHL early in the season. He scored 2 goals with 6 assists and was an even plus-minus with 23 penalty minutes for the Griffins. Parkes scored 4 goals in four games with the ECHL's Toledo Walleye. He did not see any playoff action as neither Grand Rapids nor Toledo made the playoffs in their respective leagues.
2012-13: Parkes played in 36 regular season games for AHL Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids in his second pro season and was one of the top scorers for the ECHL's Toledo Walleye. Parkes scored 3 goals with 6 assists and was +5 with 35 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Griffins. He did not play for Grand Rapids in the AHL playoffs. Parkes scored 14 goals with 16 assists and was +6 with 6 penalty minutes in 19 regular season games for Toledo. He was tied for second in scoring for the Walleye in their playoff series with Cincinnati — scoring 3 goals with 2 assists in six games and finishing -1 with 6 penalty minutes.
Parkes has solid offensive instincts, but scores most of his goals through hard work. He is a physical player, willing to mix it up and play along the boards. Has a tremendous work ethic and has molded himself into a strong all-around player.
Like 2011-12, Parkes split time between the ECHL's Toledo Walleye and the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins again in 2012-13. Parkes seemed to find his offensive game in Toledo, and he will need to bring that to the AHL in order to win a full-time gig in Grand Rapids in 2013-14.