Feb 28, 2015; San Jose, CA, USA; General view before game between the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
The San Jose Sharks will have a new top development affiliate as the San Jose Barracuda will replace the Worcester Sharks in 2015-16. The Barracuda, who will share SAP Center with the Sharks, continued to fill out their roster for the upcoming season by signing forward Trevor Parkes to an AHL contract.
Parkes, 24, played in 20 games with the Worcester Sharks last season, registering three goals and six assists to go along with 14 penalty minutes. Parkes was a solid player in Worcester as he was plus-eight after an injury cut his season short.
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The 6-foot-2, 200-pound right wing, Parkes has spent his career bouncing between the American Hockey League (AHL) and the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Parkes has played 136 career games in the AHL, amassing 35 points, while adding 101 points in 89 career ECHL games.
Parkes will be looking to play in a full season with the Barracuda and should provide some depth on the wing. The Parkes signing comes on the heels of the Barracuda signing their first official player as a franchise in defenseman Gus Young last week.
The Barracuda are scheduled to play 68 games in their inaugural season in the AHL. Parkes and the rest of his Barracuda teammates will open their season at SAP Center on October 9, one night before the Sharks will host the Anaheim Ducks in their own home opener.