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Georges Laraque’s new job: fight for the CHLPA

Aug 21, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

Georges Laraque’s made quite a bit of news and held a wide array of jobs since leaving the NHL, but now he embarks on a new fight as the executive director of the CHL’s players association.

He said it himself on Twitter:

Daniel Girard provides some context for the situation.

The 35-year-old native of Montreal, who was named deputy leader of the Green Party of Canada two years ago, is poised to become the face of a de facto union to protect the interests of more than 1,300 junior hockey players in the OHL, WHL and QMJHL.

A spokesperson for the association, which is yet to be certified, said earlier this week its priority is improving the educational packages available to junior hockey players, who get a $50-a-week stipend plus room and board.

Perhaps this means his NHL “comeback” is on hold?

  1. t16rich - Aug 21, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    CHL has a great deal in place to educate kids after they are done with the CHL but is completely voided if they go off and attempt a hockey career first. So hopfully this fixes that and allows kids to still follow the dream but provide a longer time frame to use their education package from CHL.

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