George Parros will be honored at a ceremony on Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The New Jersey native will be inducted into the New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame.
Parros was born and raised in New Jersey, where he learned all his hockey skills while playing in highschool. He is one of 6 hockey players from New Jersey that made it to the NHL. Parros was one of the best forwards in New Jersey in 1997-98 for Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. He finished with 31 goals and 52 points that season to help lead the Green Wave to a berth in the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Non-Public final.
Parros was stoked for the ceremony:
“I still have fond memories playing high school hockey for Delbarton … this is where I played most of my hockey when I was young so I have tons of great memories playing with the New Jersey Colonials and the Junior Devils for a bit,” he said. “I was at a reception for Delbarton alumni recently and it was great seeing everyone again … it’s definitely close to my heart out here.”
Philadelphia Flyers forward James Van Riemsdyk will also be at the ceremony (boo!).
Ever since joining the Ducks in 2006, Parros has been a long time favorite and our known tough guy.
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