Parros hoping to play a big role with Habs
New Montreal Canadiens forward George Parros showed off his new Habs jersey (and sweet moustache) to fans for the first time yesterday.
The Canadiens added the tough guy earlier this month after sending prospect Philippe Lefevre and a seventh round draft pick to the Florida Panthers.
The 6-foot-5, 228-pound enforcer skated briefly, signed autographs and chatted with the media. He says he’s excited to start a new chapter in Montreal.
“I’m just looking forward to playing for a new team and getting to know my teammates. Hopefully i’ll be able to help the team physically in that regard and elsewhere to. I want to be a helpful member of the team and do what I can out there.”
The 33-year-old right winter notched two points (1 goal, 1 assist) and 57 penalty minutes in 39 games with the Florida Panthers last season, averaging 6:36 of ice time per game. He says while he hopes to play a big role with his new team, he knows he has to earn it.
“I always expect myself to play well enough to be in the lineup. It doesn’t always happen that way but that’s the standard I hold myself to, so I hope that that’s the case. I play every night and minutes, I hope, are warranted by my play. I don’t anticipate having a certain number of minutes every night or worry about it. I just play the best I can and hopefully get rewarded for it.”