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Being George Parros

from Michael Russo of The Athletic,

You deal with angry calls from general managers, especially when one of your suspension decisions stands in the way of history and perhaps an eventual NHL-record “Ironman” streak. You fend off the NHL’s players’ association, tasked with defending a perpetrator who inflicted harm on another union member. You answer to commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly, responsible for 1,271 NHL games being played fairly and safely. And you are critiqued daily in print and on the air waves, and on Twitter by thousands of barb-hurling hockey fanatics who customarily view discipline decisions through the lens of their favorite team.

“I’ve isolated myself from the social media world to this point, and I find it best to let the big stories come to me,” first-year department head George Parros, laughing, said last month when The Athletic was granted access to shadow a nine-game night inside the Department of Player Safety’s war room on the 12th floor of NHL headquarters. “You don’t get much positive reinforcement from anybody, so you’re better off avoiding it.”

The good thing is Parros has thick skin — and scarred and callused, for that matter, thanks to years of absorbing and throwing punches.

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About George Parros Heading Up The Department Of Player Safety

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

It’s not so much that Parros is a part of the department that handles league discipline or that he’s even the head of it. After all, the FBI often hires former hackers as cyber special agents. It’s that the league continues to fill this department with these kinds of players. With the exception of short stints by the likes of Rob Blake and Brian Leetch, I can’t think of any other former players who have occupied that department who have not been known for playing at times on the wrong side of the rulebook. And again, having the perspective those kinds of players bring can be a valuable thing. But why does it have to be so tilted in the direction of tough guys? Where are the likes of Marc Savard, Martin St-Louis and Brad Richards in this department? Richards just took a job in player development with the New York Rangers so it’s clear he still wants to be involved in the game.

The real problem is the fact that it really doesn’t matter who heads up or works for this department. The reality is that the league could name Lady Byng herself as the Director of Player Safety and nothing will change until the people who surround this position, many of them ex-players and tough guys themselves, stop exerting pressure on the department to skew things in favor of violence. The influence of ex-players is more prevalent in the NHL than it is in any other major professional league – to its detriment, in my opinion – and until the league rids itself of that mindset, we’re still going to see slashes and cross-checks to star players such as Sidney Crosby in playoff series defined as “hockey plays.”


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Report- George Parros Will Have A Major Role With NHL Player Safety

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

Changes are coming in NHL Player Safety, with sources indicating George Parros will emerge as a major voice in the decision-making process.

Current Senior Vice-President Stephane Quintal is expected to stay in the department for the time being to help with the transition. But it would not be a surprise if he looks for something else, either within the NHL or an individual club.

“Three years was enough for him,” one source said. “That job eats away at you.”

A very popular teammate during his 474-game NHL career, Parros won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007. He’s known for his fists, accumulating 1,092 career penalty minutes and more than 150 fighting majors.


added 12:40pm, NHL release is below...

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George Parros Joins The Department Of Player Safety In The NHL

NEW YORK (Sept. 7, 2016) – Stanley Cup champion George Parros has joined the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety, NHL Senior Vice President Player Safety Stephane Quintal announced today.

An eighth-round selection (222nd overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1999 NHL Draft, Parros also played for the Colorado Avalanche, Anaheim Ducks, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens during a nine-year NHL career. Parros scored 18 goals with 18 assists and 1,092 penalty minutes in 474 career NHL games. He was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup-winning Anaheim Ducks.

The native of Randolph, N.J., is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in economics. In four seasons at Princeton, Parros scored 20 goals with 32 assists in 111 career games and was named captain his senior year.

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George Parros Announces His Retirement

TORONTO (December 5, 2014) – George Parros announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL) after playing nine NHL seasons.

Parros played for five NHL teams, Los Angeles, Colorado, Anaheim, Florida and Montreal, during his career. He played in 474 regular season games, scoring 18 goals and adding 18 assists for 36 points, along with 1,092 penalty minutes.

"It’s been an honor to play in the greatest league in the world. Thanks to the organizations I've had the good fortune to play for, especially to the Samueli and Molson families,” said George Parros. “I've had the most amazing support from all of the fans who have supported my many endeavors throughout my career, for that I am eternally grateful. A final thank you to my parents Jim and Lynne, my wife Tiffany and my children who have made this dream of mine a reality.”

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Videos- George Parros, Retire Or Not?

The After Forty segment of HNIC discussed it may be time for George Parros to hang up his skates.

But Don Cherry during the post-game segment of HNIC did not like the suggestion a few of the panel members made, watch it below...

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Video- George Parros Against.Eric Boulton, Parros To The Room

My question, why fight at that point of the game?

No update on Parros at this point...

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Sometimes the ‘napkin notes’ are the main points

The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons always offers up a juicy Sunday notebook, but sometimes the best parts are one-liners. The thrusts of today's column involve the tiff between Jake Gardner and Randy Carlyle, Steve Yzerman's take on fighting and the Toronto Raptors' wooing of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game, but these quips piqued my interest:

Welcome to the Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Eakins. That 4-2 lead ended up as a 5-4 defeat on opening night. Old Oilers habits don’t die easily ... There is a tension around the Philadelphia Flyers that belies the early schedule. When they lost their home opener to the Leafs in a game they had no business losing, there was a sense around their dressing room and management staff that there is already deep concern about this group.


The $10 million Phil Kessel will be paid next season is the highest single-season salary in Leafs history. The previous high: Mats Sundin at $9 million. Kessel’s salary-cap hit comes in at $8 million beginning next season ... For those who keep track of such important matters, Kessel will be paid $40,650 per period next season. If he plays all 82 games, that is ... The day after the frightening George Parros incident in Montreal, the NHL sent out a memo to teams asking them to de-emphasize fighting on their arena scoreboards. The tone of the memo: Let’s try and tone things down, people

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George Parros has a concussion, will remain in hospital overnight

George Parros did indeed hit the ice face-first while attempting to fight Colton Orr during the Canadiens-Leafs game, but Parros' status matters more than anthing else at present, and here's the Canadian Press's update:

Parros suffered a concussion early in the third period of the Montreal Canadiens' 4-3 home-opener loss to the rival Toronto Maple Leafs after slamming face first into the ice during a fight.

Parros was knocked unconscious after a tussle with Colton Orr -- their second fight of an unruly game -- brought him tumbling to the ice. He fell hard on his chin while attempting to punch Orr, who was tugging at Parros' jersey.

The hard-hitting Canadiens forward spent several minutes motionless on the ice, attended to by the teams' medical staffs, before being taken off on a stretcher. He was taken to the hospital where he was reportedly alert and conscious.

"You never want to see a guy get hurt like that," said Orr. "It was a scary situation. I just hope he's all right. It happened fast. I slipped and he came on top of me. The ice isn't going to give."

According to the Montreal Gazette's Pat Hickey, Parros will be kept in hospital overnight for evaluation.

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Video- George Parros Hits The Ice Face First

Parros seemed to trip or get tangled up with Colton Orr, then went face first to the ice.

Reports out of Montreal state Parros is headed to the hospital.

note 10:29pm The first video is now a much longer one, from the fight to Parros being taken off on a stretcher.



added 10:06pm, Added a zoomed-in view below after receiving a tweet about Orr grabbing the sweater of Parros.  Decide for yourself and it could be Orr just trying to hold on and not pulling Parros down.

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Parros To Florida

via Florida Panthers,

Florida Panthers Executive VP & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with RW George Parros.

“George is a physical player who adds toughness to our line-up,” said Tallon. “He is a high-character, hard-working player who is respected throughout the league. We look forward to George’s contributions to our club both on and off the ice.”

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Player Agent For Parros Says Teams Are Interested In Signing Him

from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,

(George) Bazos (player agent) said he expects there will be a market for Parros, who has spent the last six seasons in Anaheim and became a cult figure with his trademark bushy moustache. Vancouver was believed to have had interest before last season’s trade deadline. Toronto could be a possible destination.

“I do think there will be a good deal of interest,” Bazos said. “George has never been to that [UFA] position at this point in his career. He’s excited to see what could be out there. … George brings a lot as a player and as a person.”


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Parros Recovering From Torn Retina

from the Ducks PR department,

George Parros had laser surgery on his left eye this afternoon to correct a torn retina. Parros suffered the injury last Friday (Nov. 4) at the club’s practice in Detroit (deflected puck). He is expected to make a full recovery and return to game action in approximately four weeks.

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Parros Hit on Barch

From Mike Heika at the Dallas News:

Krys Barch was hit in the head by George Parros’ shoulder from the blind side. No penalty was called, but Parros could get a suspension.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/27/10

Raise a glass to the top performers of last night’s NHL action. It’s the latest edition of JJ’s Three Cheers:

***Cheers to Calgary’s Brendan Morrison, who potted a pair of goals in a 5-4 shootout decision over Edmonton for the 6-3-0 Flames.  With their play of late, Calgary is doing all they can to make me look bad after my unflattering opinion as to how they’d fare this season. Morrison struck in the first on the power play and added a shorthanded marker in the second period before the Oilers rallied to tie the game at 4-4. Twisting the knife in my back, none other than Alex Tanguay’s shootout goal was the deciding factor, sending the home crowd to the exits happy.

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The ‘Stache Gear Is A Success

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

George Parros is far removed from the runways in Paris, but let’s give the Anaheim Ducks tough guy credit for having the gumption to throw himself into the fashion world.

OK, fashion might be a stretch, but last week the 29-year-old winger launched the ‘Stache Gear apparel line of T-shirts and hats with his personalized mustache as the trademark insignia. The ‘Stache Gear went on sale at the Ducks’ team store this past Friday after Anaheim’s 3-0 win over visiting Chicago, and much to his relief, the items were a hit.

Parros’ biggest fear was showing up at the launch and not selling anything. He put in a lot of hours—and some of his own dime—setting up the charitable clothing line. The time leading up to the launch was nerve-racking.



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Now That Is What I Call A Wedding Reception

from George Parros at the Fabulous Forum,

My wife and I made sure to put our own stamp on the weekend event. I decided to have a barbershop quartet perform before the ceremony. I have always loved that stuff—maybe it’s from watching too much “Family Guy.” We decided on having a country band play at the reception, and for a surprise, Tiffany (my wife) hired cigar rollers for all our guests to enjoy. The following day, we went to a local water park because, wedding weekend or not, who doesn’t love water slides?

more from George…

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Oh The Linesman Goes Down

Colton Orr & George Parros battled last night and Orr basically ‘tells’ the linesman, don’t break us up yet.

I was watching the Ducks TV feed of the game and they pointed out the officials didn’t make a big deal of the push from Colton Orr. 

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Two Ducks Get A Taste Of A Real Battle

from Marcia C. Smith of the OC Register,

An intense explosion rocked the observation bridge where Ducks forwards George Parros and Bobby Ryan stood a week ago among Army soldiers. Startled, their bodies shook. Talking about hockey halted as soon as the battlefield simulation began.

Smoke billowed from between cinderblock buildings in this fictional Iraqi village of Medina Wasl, which was erected as the situational training ground for “The Worst Day” a soldier will see during combat.

No one was safe from this insurgents’ ambush scenario that was staged in the marketplace below. The local vendors, who were dressed in authentic Iraqi garb and who moments earlier had been selling everything from flowers and ladies’ purses to old stereos and appliances outside their stucco storefronts, ran screaming through the street in horror and fear, searching for cover.

They had to step over lifeless bodies soaking in pools of blood. They ducked to dodge live artillery fire. An Iraqi man pulled a woman from a taxi, her arm severed and leaving a trail of blood that stained the asphalt.


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Preppy Fighting

from Billy Witz of the LA Times,

When Ducks forward George Parros extended an invitation to Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray to drop their gloves and begin to brawl in Game 3 of their Western Conference playoff series, it did not come on embossed stationary or in the form of poetry.

“I asked, ‘Do you want to do this?’ ” Parros said. “It wasn’t an intellectual conversation.”

Not what one would expect from a couple of Ivy League graduates….

They have been running into each other on rinks since their high school days in the New York City area.

“We’ve been taking runs at each other for so many years,” said Murray, who came to the U.S. from Sweden at age 17 to live with relatives on Long Island for a year. He liked it so much he stayed.

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Ducks Sign Parros to 3 Year Extension

From the Anaheim Ducks:

The Ducks announced today that they have signed right wing George Parros to a three-year contract extension. The new contract will keep Parros with Anaheim through the end of the 2011-12 season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.

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A Look At George Parros

from the NHLPA,

“We’ve kept things really basic,” said Parros, who was drafted 222nd overall in 1999 by the Kings. “Bobby is really creative with the puck and is very reliable. Ryan is the one who can dig and fight the puck.”

And as for Parros?

“I just want to crash the net and create some chances if they are there,” said the native of Randolph, New Jersey. “It’s all about being able to contribute in some way, shape or form.”

Parros admits confidence has played a huge part in his game this season.

“Confidence is such an unknown factor in what it can do for you,” said the winger, who graduated with an Ivy League education, after attending Princeton. “I’m just hoping to build on what we’ve done so far.”


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All George Parros

from A.J. Perez of USA TODAY,

Q: We’re one month into the season and you’ve already reached your career high in goals. Did you find your scoring touch in the offseason?

Parros: I don’t know. I’ve been able to get some good shots on net. Some years they go in for you, some years they don’t. I usually don’t get too many shots, but I’ve gotten myself into some good position. I don’t think there’s any way to explain it. They’ve just gone in. Thank God for that and I hope they keep coming.


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