Georges Laraque’s new job: fight for the CHLPA

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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:

[tweet https://twitter.com/GeorgesLaraque/status/237998798251646976%5D

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?