George Laraque has a variety of life experiences from successful hockey player to commentator and politician that taught him how to handle tricky and adverse situations. He faced racism and bullying growing up but never abandoned his NHL dream.
George had 13 successful years in his hockey career playing with the Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens. He was an enforcer and retired with two Stanley Cup Final appearances and the nickname “The Rock ” before it became popular with Dwayne Johnson.
He is also the author of his best-selling biography The Story of the NHL’s Unlikeliest Tough Guy. He explores the stereotype of the tough guy and believes the better part of valor is to be an engaged citizen, a humanitarian.
George was known to be a gentleman even when he was up against the toughest players in the world and continues to tap both his sense of fairness and courage to help many charities.
Georgia is the son of Haitian immigrants and campaigned for World Vision to help rebuild the Grace Children’s Hospital in Port-au-Prince.
Georges Laraque is available to hire for virtual presentations as well as keynote speeches.