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George Parros

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Status: Anaheim Ducks right winger

Ht: 6-foot-5 Wt: 231 pounds

DOB: Dec. 29, 1979 In: Washington, Pa.

First Hockey Memory:
"Outdoor rink in downtown Columbus. Just growing up playing. That's where I first started to play hockey."

Hockey Inspirations
: "I was born in Pittsburgh, so I was always a Mario Lemieux fan. Even though I didn't turn out to be a player like him, he's a guy that got me involved in hockey."

Musical Tastes:
"I like Dierks Bentley and Pearl Jam."

Favorite Movie
: "Caddyshack."

Last Book Read:
"I'm reading The Last Lecture (by Randy Pausch) right now. Almost done."

Favorite TV Shows:
"There's a lot, but I'm stuck on Dexter at the moment."

First Job:
"Mowing lawns."

First Car:
"Was a ’95 Chevy Blazer.”

Current Car:
"I have a Toyota Prius (grey).”

Favorite Meal:
"I guess it would have to be a steak. New York strip steak."

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
"Butter pecan."

Greatest Sports Moment:
"Winning the Stanley Cup."

Most Painful Moment:
"Being released by...being put on waivers."

Favorite Uniforms
: "Chicago Blackhawks."

Favorite Arena:
"I like to go to Madison Square Garden. (Why?) I grew up in New Jersey, so I was always going to Rangers games. I think it's just the greatest stage on earth; they say, right?"

Funny Hockey Memory:
"I lost to Pete Peeters – our goalie coach – in a breakaway competition. He was playing goalie (smiles)."

Embarrassing Hockey Memory:
"I got a lot of those (smiles). Any time I fall down is pretty embarrassing. I do it quite often. So, I’ll just say any fall. Any unintentional fall on the ice."

Closest Hockey Friend:
"Noah Clarke, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, all the guys around here."

Funniest Player Encountered:
"Noah Clarke."

Toughest Competitor:
"Todd Marchant, Samuel Pahlsson, Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry."

Strangest Game:
"In the minors, I played those 10 o'clock games. Those are kind of odd. It was kids day, so they bring all those kids from school. So there's like 10,000 10-year-olds at 10 o'clock in the morning. That's definitely the strangest game I'd say."

Favorite Sport Outside Hockey:
"Beach volleyball."

Most Memorable Goal:
"First one, in Dallas, against (Johan) Hedberg."

Favorite Players To Watch:
"Alex Ovechkin, Jarome Iginla."

Personality Qualities Most Admired:
"I like humility, humor and honesty."

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