Jersey Number: 8
Ht./Wt: 6-0, 202
Hometown: Fort Erie, Ontario
Favorite way to spend time away from the rink: In the offseason, I golf a lot. During the season, I hang out with the guys playing Xbox.
Hockey player you admired growing up: I was a big, big Paul Kariya fan.
Favorite sport other than hockey: I’m a big football fan. I love the Buffalo Bills. I’m parked on the couch all day on Sundays, watching the NFL.
Favorite type of music: Country
Favorite meal: Steak
Have you ever eaten walleye? Yes. I’m a fish guy.
Favorite beverage: Coffee
Best fast food: A&W
Favorite movie: Happy Gilmore
Favorite TV Show: Sons of Anarchy
Favorite video game: NHL
Favorite Web site: YouTube
Do you have a Twitter account? @tparkes19
Person you most admire: Parents, Tim and Marina
If you could meet any person who would it be? Donald Trump
Favorite place you’ve been to? Bora Bora
Top sports moment: Signing with the Red Wings
What would you be doing if you weren’t playing hockey? I’d be in sports management.
What’s your hockey superstition? I have a lot of them. I always have coffee before games.
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