Former NHL enforcer announces he’s running for political office

That’s one Hell of a career turn…

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According to a report from french language media outlet Le Journal De Montreal and TVA Sports, former NHL enforcer Enrico Ciccone will be a candidate for the Quebec Liberal Party in Quebec’s next provincial election.

Fans may remember Ciccone most as one of the NHL’s most feared enforcers during the 1990s where he racked up an incredible 1469 penalty minutes in just 374 career games. His career saw him play for the Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens.

For a reminder of what he was capable of, check this out:

Holy moly! Jamie Pushor is NO joke… that knockout was BRUTAL.

No word yet on whether or not Ciccone plans on employing this strategy in the Quebec Legislature should he win the election… 

For the full announcement of his candidacy, read the translated report below courtesy of Le Journal De Montreal:

Former Montreal Canadiens player Enrico Ciccone will be a candidate for the Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) in the next provincial election, TVA Nouvelles said.
However, it is still unclear in which constituency he will run.The one who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1990 to 2000 on several teams was now a sports columnist on radio and television.
On July 24, he announced on Twitter that he was leaving his post on 91.9 Sports.
“I will take on a very big challenge next fall,” he wrote. My decision has been matured for a long time.

And here's the original french language report:

L’ancien joueur du Canadien de Montréal, Enrico Ciccone, sera candidat pour le Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) lors des prochaines élections provinciales, a appris TVA Nouvelles.
Toutefois, on ignore encore dans quelle circonscription il se présentera.
Celui qui a évolué dans la Ligue nationale de hockey (LNH) de 1990 à 2000 au sein de plusieurs équipes était désormais chroniqueur sportif à la radio et à la télévision.
Le 24 juillet dernier, il annonçait d’ailleurs sur Twitter qu’il quittait son poste à la radio montréalaise 91,9 Sports.
«Je relèverai un très grand défi à l’automne prochain, écrivait-il. Ma décision a été longuement mûrie».