Parkes, 23, has spent the past three years playing for the Grand Rapid Griffins in the AHL and the Toledo Walleye. The Fort Erie, Ontario native has played in 116 AHL games, including three postseason appearances during last year’s Calder Cup Playoffs. While with the Walleye, Parkes posted impressive numbers tallying over a point-per-game with 68 points (35g-33a) in just 50 games. Prior to turning pro, Parkes played two seasons with Montreal of the QMJHL, recording 109 points (60g-49a) in 126 games.
Brown has played three full seasons in the AHL with the Adirondack Phantoms, tallying 32 points (14g-18a) in 182 games. A native of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Brown spent four seasons (2007-11) with Plymouth of the Ontario Hockey League where he totaled 123 points (48g-75a) in 220 career games.