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Parsons named IHL's player of the week @NHLdotcom

ROCHESTER, Mich.-Bloomington PrairieThunder forward Don Parsons is the International Hockey League's player of the week.

Parsons became minor hockey's all-time career scoring leader after scoring three times in as many games with the PrairieThunder. He scored twice in a game Friday night against Flint, giving him 678 goals in 982 games during his 17-year career. That broke the mark 677 goals held by former Flint player and coach Kevin Kerr.

Parsons, 39, added another goal the following night against Flint to boost his career total to 679 and give him 1,305 points all-time.

Parsons is also closing in on another career milestone. He needs to appear in 17 more games to become only the 77th player in minor-league hockey history to play in 1,000 games.

Parsons, a native of Boston, leads the PrairieThunder with 18 goals and is second on the team in scoring with 30 points.

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