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NHL hires ex-enforcer George Parros to run player safety

AP
Published 1:13 p.m. ET Sept. 7, 2017 | Updated 9:56 a.m. ET Sept. 8, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — George Parros, the bushy-mustachioed Princeton man who spent almost a decade as an NHL enforcer, is now in charge of the league’s player safety department.

After a career in which he fought 159 times and racked up 1,127 penalty minutes, Parros believes there’s one major reason he’ll succeed as the new vice president of player safety.

“What uniquely positions me for the job is that I played the game as physically as anybody and I never once was fined or suspended,” Parros said Thursday at the NHL office. “I know where that line is. I know how to protect my guys or intimidate but not injure or…

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