Enforcers are becoming a very rare breed in the
Parros, 34, was limited to 22 games last season after suffering two concussions while playing with the
"It's been an honor to play in the greatest league in the world," Parros said in a statement. "I've had the most amazing support from all of the fans who have supported my many endeavors throughout my career, for that I am eternally grateful."
The Princeton-educated Parros played six seasons in Anaheim, where his trademark mustache and penchant for fisticuffs quickly made him a fan favorite. He was active in the Ducks' charitable fundraising efforts, and the team sold replicas of his famous 'stache to raise charity money.
"It's tough to see him retiring but he's got brighter and bigger things to do," Ducks forward Corey Perry said after practice Friday. "He played the game hard. He handled it really well."
After being claimed off waivers from the
He was part of the Ducks' 2007
The Ducks opted not to re-sign Parros after the 2011-12 season, prompting his signing with the Florida Panthers. He then signed with the Canadiens, but suffered a concussion during a fight with Toronto Maple Leafs bruiser
Parros appeared in 474 career NHL games, tallying 1,092 penalty minutes, 18 goals and 18 assists.