MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens acquired enforcer George Parros from the Florida Panthers on Friday.
Montreal sent prospect Philippe Lefebvre and a 2014 seventh-round pick to Florida for the 6-foot-5, 228-pound Parros. It is the same seventh rounder Montreal acquired from the Panthers at the NHL draft last week.
He had one goal, one assist and 57 penalty minutes last season. In 452 NHL games, he has 18 goals, 17 assists and 1,007 penalty minutes.
The Canadiens were likely looking to take some of the fighting workload off Brandon Prust by dealing for Parros, one of the league's best-known heavyweights.
Drafted 22nd overall by Los Angeles in 1999, Parros has also played for the Kings, Colorado, Anaheim. He won a Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007.