The Montreal Canadiens have acquired George Parros from the Florida Panthers in return for Philippe Lefebvre and Florida’s seventh round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Parros was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the eighth round (222nd) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. After graduating from Princeton, he joined the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs, a Kings affiliate. Parros remained with the team through the 2004–05 season. His best season was 2004–05, when Parros had 22 points (14 goals, 8 assists) and 247 penalty minutes. He was second on the team in penalty minutes that season. He also appeared in three games with Reading the Los Angeles Kings ECHL affiliate, where Parros took boxing lessons to become a better fighter.
Parros was a member of the Anaheim Ducks team that won the Stanley Cup in 2007. After the better part of 6 seasons with the Ducks, Parros left as a free agent and signed a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers on July 1, 2012. The 6-foot-5, 228-pound forward has served 1,007 penalty minutes to go along with 35 points in 452 NHL games.
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