Only two numbers have ever been retired in the history of the Mississippi RiverKings franchise. Teams retire jersey numbers to honor past players who has a major impact on their organization and hang their numbers from the rafters of their home arena.
Scott Brower played for the Memphis RiverKings for two seasons (1994-96). In those two seasons, Brower solidified himself in the RiverKings record books. His 96 appearances is second-best all-time behind Mark Richards (120) along with his 5461 minutes played in a RiverKings sweater. His 42 wins is fourth best all-time while he holds team records in saves (2993) and shutouts in a single season (3). He earned a spot on the Central Hockey League All-Star team in 1996.
Brower stepped away from the ice in 1997 and into the front office with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays as Director of Ticket Operations before their inaugural season in the Western Professional Hockey League during the 1998-99 campaign.
While a successful in his front office position, Brower attempted an on-ice comeback for the Ice Rays. But Brower never got the opportunity to suit up for another professional game.
While traveling to South Padre Island, Texas in 1998, a drunk driver leaving a bar and driving on the wrong side of the road collided with Brower's vehicle head-on. Brower died instantly. The other driver died shortly after arriving at a hospital.
After the tragedy, the CHL re-named its "Goaltender of the Year" award the "Scott Brower Memorial Trophy," and the RiverKings moved to retire Brower's number "31" in the Desoto Civic Center rafters.
Brower's 31 was the first number retired by the RiverKings organization.
Don Parson's played for the Memphis RiverKings for six season (2000-06). As a member of the RiverKings, Parson's appeared in six All-Star games and holds RiverKings playoff records in points (61) and goals scored (33) as he was a member of both RiverKings CHL championship teams (2001-02 and 2002-03). Parson's received the Regular Season Most Valuable Player award twice (01-02 and 02-03), was the CHL Scoring Champion in 2002-03 and was named CHL Man of the Year in 2003-04.
Don Parsons currently sits second all-time in games played (367), second in points scored (552), first in goals scored (290) and third in assists (262). His 19 hat tricks are the most in RiverKings history and make up 20% of all RiverKings hat tricks.
Off the ice, Parsons became highly involved with the Mid-South community. While with the RiverKings, Parsons helped organize and operate the Jr. RiverKings and the Jr. StreetKings, while his "Parsons' Pledge" campaign raised over $80,000 for selected charities around the Greater Memphis area. Even after Parsons left the RiverKings, he still has an impact. In 2003, after a generous donation from Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Parsons created an endowed fund at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi. Since January 1, 2008, Parsons' pledge has donated nearly $5,000 to area causes.
Parsons' 13 was retired on March 13, 2010.