RiverKings Sign Over 2,000 Career Points
Team’s All-Time Leading Scorer Parsons and All-Time Leading ECHL Scorer Dumont Sign

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Memphis RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Kevin McClelland announced today that the Central Hockey League team has re-signed Forward Don Parsons and signed Forward Louis Dumont to contracts for the 2006-2007 season.   The two veterans have a combined 2023 points, 911 goals and 1112 assists in 1606 professional games.    

Parsons, 37, will be entering his 15th pro season and his 7th with the RiverKings.  Parsons is the RiverKings franchise leader in points (552), goals (290) and games played (367).  In 811 professional games, the Boston, MA native has 585 goals, 540 assists and 1125 points.    His 585 goals rank him 9th all-time in minor-pro hockey history with his 1125 points ranking 26th.  

Parsons came to the RiverKings prior to the 2000-2001 season and helped the team to back-to-back CHL President’s Cup Championships in 2002 and 2003.  Since the start of the 2000-2001 season, the RiverKings have compiled a 215-146-25 record.   The 5-foot-10, 203 pound Parsons was the CHL MVP in the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 seasons, the CHL Man of the Year in 2003-2004 and has made six CHL All-Star Game appearances.  He has also tallied 36 career hat tricks, 19 in a RiverKings sweater. 
 
Parsons’ 2005-2006 season was shortened to 52 games by a shoulder injury in February that snapped a 262 consecutive games played streak.  In the 52 games last season, he totaled 29 goals and 36 assists.  

Dumont, 33, comes to the CHL after playing all but 10 of his North American pro games in the ECHL.  He played 14 games in the English BISL during the 1999-2000 season.  The Calgary, Alberta native will be entering his 13th pro season after spending last season with the Utah Grizzlies, scoring 16 goals and collecting 55 assists in 65 games. 

The 5-foot-10, 180 pound Dumont stands as the ECHL’s all-time leading scorer with 891 points, the league’s assist leader with 566 and his 771 games played are second all-time.  His ECHL career has taken him to the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks, Wheeling Thunderbirds, Louisiana Ice Gators, August Lynx, Pensacola Ice Pilots, Mississippi Sea Wolves and the Grizzlies.  He has also appeared in 10 games in the IHL and AHL. 

Dumont’s best season came in 2001-2002 when he led the ECHL with 102 points and 70 assists.  He parlayed that season into a first team All-ECHL selection and a starting spot in the 2002 ECHL All-Star Game.   He also won the All-Star Game fastest skater competition. 

Dumont and Parsons were teammates with the Tallahassee Tiger Sharks in 1994-1995 and with the Louisiana Ice Gators in the 1996-97, 1997-98 and the 1998-99 seasons. 

The signings of Parsons and Dumont give the RiverKings five veterans currently signed for 2006-2007.  CHL rules state that teams can have a maximum of four veterans (280 games played or more) on their season opening roster.  These signings also give the RiverKings a total of 15 players signed for the upcoming season.    

RiverKings training camp opens on October 9 at the DeSoto Civic Center. 

RiverKings signed players for 2006-2007

Travis Banga
F
Kevin Clauson
D
Derek Campbell
F
Louis Dumont 
F
Eric Frank
F
Bobby Gates
D
Ryan Held
F
Derek Landmesser (v)
D
Don Parsons (v)
D
Jason Sessa (v)
F
Larry Sterling  
G
Darrell Stoddard
F
Jason Tessier (v)
D
Sheldon Wenzel
F
Chad Wilcox   
F
(v)-veteran  

                      

          

 

Louis Dumont
Born Jan 30 1973  -- Calgary, ALTA
Height 5.10 -- Weight 180 -- Shoots R

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----

                         
Season
Team
Lge
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
90-91
Regina Pats
WHL
72
34
49
83
68
7
1
0
1
2
91-92
Regina Pats
WHL
66
32
47
79
62
--
--
--
--
--
92-93
Regina Pats
WHL
72
62
59
121
97
13
7
5
12
12
93-94
Regina Pats
WHL
35
26
33
59
45
--
--
--
--
--
93-94
Kamloop Blazers
WHL
34
18
20
38
33
13
8
5
13
12
94-95
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
ECHL
5
1
0
1
4
--
--
--
--
--
94-95
Wheeling Thunderbirds
ECHL
62
25
33
58
81
3
1
1
2
4
94-95
Syracuse Crunch
AHL
2
0
0
0
0
--
--
--
--
--
95-96
Wheeling Thunderbirds
ECHL
66
24
39
63
57
6
0
3
3
6
96-97
Louisiana IceGators
ECHL
64
42
45
87
106
17
6
11
17
8
97-98
Louisiana IceGators
ECHL
66
31
48
79
71
12
6
5
11
17
97-98
Manitoba Moose
IHL
5
0
2
2
0
--
--
--
--
--
98-99
Louisiana IceGators
ECHL
55
30
44
74
66
5
1
1
2
10
99-2000
Ayr Scottish Eagles
BISL
14
1
4
5
16
--
--
--
--
--
99-2000
Augusta Lynx 
ECHL
44
26
37
63
38
12
2
5
7
10
2000-01
Augusta Lynx 
ECHL
60
25
47
72
108
3
1
4
5
0
2000-01
Lowell Lock Monsters
AHL
3
0
0
0
0
--
--
--
--
--
2001-02
Pensacola Ice Pilots
ECHL
72
32
70
102
139
3
2
2
4
4
2002-03
Pensacola Ice Pilots
ECHL
68
20
51
71
97
4
0
2
2
6
2003-04
Mississippi Sea Wolves
ECHL
72
33
51
84
70
5
2
2
4
0
2004-05
Mississippi Sea Wolves
ECHL
72
20
46
66
65
4
0
1
1
6
2005-06
Utah Grizzlies
ECHL
65
16
55
71
72
4
0
1
1
2

Don Parsons
Wing
Born Jan 17 1969  -- Boston, MA
Height 5.10 -- Weight 190 -- Shoots R

                                            --- Regular Season ---   ---- Playoffs ----

                         
Season
Team
Lge
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
GP
G
A
Pts
PIM
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
88-89
U. of Lowell
NCAA
18
2
1
3
14
         
89-90
U. of Lowell
NCAA
26
2
8
10
22
90-91
UMass-Lowell
NCAA
31
7
16
23
35
91-92
UMass-Lowell
NCAA
32
7
15
22
34
91-92
Nashville Knights
ECHL
3
0
3
3
0
--
--
--
--
--
92-93
Nashville Knights
ECHL
60
27
34
61
62
9
3
2
5
12
94-95
Tallahassee Tiger Sharks
ECHL
66
41
35
76
82
13
5
10
15
12
95-96
Johnstown Chiefs
ECHL
66
50
39
89
104
--
--
--
--
--
96-97
Worcester IceCats
AHL
2
1
1
2
4
--
--
--
--
--
96-97
Baton Rouge Kingfish
ECHL
19
13
14
27
8
--
--
--
--
--
96-97
Louisiana IceGators
ECHL
49
28
21
49
94
17
7
9
16
54
97-98
Louisiana IceGators
ECHL
70
55
45
100
112
8
1
10
11
8
98-99
Louisiana IceGators
ECHL
44 34 29 63 44 4 0 1 1 4
98-99
Manitoba Moose
IHL
2
0
0
0
0
--
--
--
--
--
99-2000
Cleveland Lumberjacks
IHL
1
0
0
0
2
--
--
--
--
--
99-2000
Flint Generals
UHL
60
46
57
103
104
15
10
6
16
18
2000-01
Memphis Riverkings
CHL
69
56
57
113
131
7
5
6
11
6
2001-02
Memphis Riverkings
CHL
59
54
41
95
49
16
14
13
27
24
2002-03
Memphis Riverkings
CHL
64
57
49
106
71
14
14
9
23
12
2003-04
Memphis Riverkings
CHL
63
39
41
80
55
--
--
--
--
--
2003-04
St. John's Maple Leafs
AHL
2
0
0
0
4
--
--
--
--
--
2004-05
Memphis Riverkings
CHL
60
55
38
93
46
--
--
--
--
--
2005-06
Memphis Riverkings
CHL
52
29
36
65
56
--
--
--
--
--

 

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