10 Dangerous NHL Players
Ice Hockey, one of the most popular sports in the world, is a highly aggressive and physical sport. It is a great thrill and excitement to watch the games of this sport as the players rush along the ice, shoving and pushing, making a lot of body contact, and all charging towards the goal posts, while being obstructed by the opponents.
It is imaginable how highly enthused the players the players must be, being part of the games, when the audience members are the ones who find the excitement almost palpable. As a result of all the high level of adrenaline, many of the players lose their calm and become highly aggressive. While some shout or scream, some even end up hurting the other players, earning themselves the reputation as notorious and dangerous players. So, late us take a look at the 10 Dangerous NHL Players.
10 Dangerous NHL Players
10. Brandon Prust
Canadian professional ice hockey forward Brandon Raymond James Prust was born on March 16, 1984 and is currently playing in the National Hockey League for the Montreal Canadiens. He signed a 4-year contract worth $10 million with the Montreal Canadiens on July 1, 2012 and will be a free agent in 2016. Brandon was suspended for two games for hitting Rangers forward Derek Stepan during the first period of Game 3 during the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals against the New York Rangers. The incident caused Derek Stepan a broken jaw for which he missed the Game 4. He is one of the only seven players to score at least 10 goals and engaged in at least 10 fights. Brandon was voted by the fans as he “goes above and beyond the call of duty” and received the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award in 2010-11 season.
9. Jared Boll
American professional ice hockey forward Jared Rittenhouse Boll was born on May 13, 1986 and currently is an alternate captain with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League. He is reputed for his role as an enforcer. He started as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2007–08 season and scored his first NHL goal against the Phoenix Coyotes on October 10, 2007. The 6-foot-2, 218 pound defenseman never falls below 100 penalty minutes in a season and has achieved his career high 226 penalty minutes in 2007-08. His offensive fight with Detroit’s Jordin Tootoo showed some of his fighting skills on ice and went viral on the net as it is counted among the hottest brawls of the National Hockey League history.
8. George Parros
Retired American ice hockey player George James Parros was born on December 29, 1979, and played nine seasons in the National Hockey League. He was part of the 2007 Stanley Cup winning Anaheim Ducks and well-known as an enforcer on the ice. Besides his offensive skills, he is also known for his large mustache which he has said was inspired by musician Sean “Greazy” Bryan. “George Parros Mustaches” are also sold at the team store of Anaheim Ducks inside the Honda Center. George received a boxing lesson while playing for the Reading Royals of the ECHL which boosted his credibility as an enforcer of the team. As a trivia, he scored his first career goal on the same night of Gordie Howe Hat Trick on October 20, 2005.