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Parros to head Department of Player Safety, focus on slashing

Parros to head Department of Player Safety, focus on slashing

The following article appeared on www.nhl.com on Thursday, September 7, 2017 featuring former Princeton standout George Parros, who is head of the NHL Department of Player Safety.

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
NHL.com Columnist

NEW YORK -- George Parros wants longer suspensions for nonhockey infractions and will focus more on slashing as head of the NHL Department of Player Safety. Otherwise, he wants to operate much the same way his predecessors Stephane Quintal and Brendan Shanahan did.

"We used to be worried about headhunting and major things like that," Parros said. "Now we're worried about slashing and some more minor infractions, you might say. So the game's in a good place. There doesn't need to be a huge shake-up, a huge change in philosophy." 

The NHL announced Thursday that Parros had been named senior vice president of player safety and will succeed Quintal, who is stepping down to pursue other opportunities in the game but will remain with the department to assist in the transition.

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