NHL Draft 2021 Canadiens select admitted sex offender Logan

Posted by seestyle on August 4th, 2022

The Canadiens used their first-round selection in the 2021 NHL Draft on a player who admitted to sexual misconductin Sweden last year.

Montreal selected London Knights defenseman Logan Mailloux with the 31st overall pick. Mailloux, 18, was Mickey Mantle Jersey fined in a Swedish court last December for having a woman photographed without her consent as she was performing a sex act and then circulating the image among teammates. Mailloux was playing in Sweden while on loan from the Knights.

His actions prompted more than 10 teams to drop Mailloux from their draft boards, The Athletic reported, and Mailloux he was renouncing himself from this year's draft, which meant nothing because he Brett Gardner Jersey remained draft-eligible, per the NHL. He told the Daily Faceoff he made a"stupid, childish mistake" with his actions.

The Canadiens, in anticipation of the negative reaction from the hockey world,released a statement minutes after making theselection:

"By drafting prospect Logan Mailloux with the 31st overall pick, the Montreal Canadiens organization not only selected a promising hockey player, but also a young man who recently admitted to making a serious mistake. The Canadiens are aware of the situation and by no means minimize the severity of Logan's actions. Logan understands the impact of his actions. His recent public statement is a genuine acknowledgement of his poor behaviour and the first step on his personal journey.

We are making a commitment to accompany Logan Didi Gregorius Jersey on his journey by providing him with the tools to mature and the nece sary support to guide him in his development. We are also committed to raising awarene s among our players about the repercu sions of their actions on the lives of others."

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin told reporters the organization will work with and support Mailloux to ensure nothing similar happens again.


"We understand, and we're fully aware and we as an organization it's very unacceptable, but also it's Aaron Judge Jersey a young man that made a terrible mistake," Bergevin said. "He's (18)years old and he's willing and he understands and he's remorseful and he has a lot of work to do, but he already started to put it behind him and have a hockey career."

The victim, Greg Bird Jersey however, that Mailloux has not seemed sincere during multiple attempts at apologizing.

"All I wanted was a heartfelt apology for his behavior," she told The Athletic.

The Canadiens are facing a separate PR problem regarding Bergevin. He was the Blackhawks' director of player personnel in 2010 when sexual a sault allegations were made against then-video coach Brad Aldrich. Bergevin thathe was not aware of the alleged activity or an organizational team meeting to discu s Aldrich.

"It came out recently, there was a meeting that I heard that was done in Chicago, I was not part of any meeting, and I was not part of any decision based on that," Bergevin told reporters."And I was not aware of anything going on at the time MLB New York Yankees . So you can go on the record with that."

Aldrich left the organization shortly after the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010. A , alleging that Aldrich a saulted him and another player during the playoffs that year. The ex-player is seeking more than 0,000 in damages.

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