Enforcer George Parros announces retirement after nine seasons

Friday December 5th, 2014

Enforcer George Parros has retired from the NHL, he announced Friday on the NHLPA's website.

Parros, 34, played nine seasons in the NHL with five teams. He spent six seasons with the Anaheim Ducks and also played for the Los Angeles Kings, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens.

"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,” Parros said. “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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In 474 career games, he had 18 goals and 18 assists while racking up 1,092 penalty minutes.

He was injured twice during fights last season. He missed more than a month after hitting the ice face-first in a fight with the Toronto Maple Leafs' Colton Orr.

Parros suffered a second concussion in December 2013 during a fight with the New York Islanders' Eric Boulton.

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