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Georges Laraque getting into politics

Updated: July 9, 2013, 12:20 PM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Former NHL tough guy Georges Laraque is going into politics.

The 36-year-old Laraque will campaign for a seat from Montreal in Canada's House of Commons, he said Tuesday.

A former Edmonton Oiler, Pittsburgh Penguin and Canadien, Laraque racked up 1,126 penalty minutes from 1997-2010, better known for his left jab than for his wrist shot.

But in recent years he's also become known for his political activism as a vegan, animal-rights crusader and environmentalist.

Laraque, ...

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