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.
Today I'm proud to have been named the executive director of the new players association of the Canadian hockey league. #chlpa—
Georges Laraque (@GeorgesLaraque) August 21, 2012
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?
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