Ontario Hockey League on Thursday suspended defender Logan Mailloux indefinitely, Montreal Canadiens draft first round 2021.
The OHL said that the disciplinary action stems from an incident that occurred in Sweden in November 2020 while Mailloux, a member of the London Knights, was on loan to SK Lejon.
In December, a Swedish court issued a summary fine to Mailloux for infringing photography that represents an invasion of privacy and libel. He had shown a photo to teammates of a woman performing a sex act, a photo taken without her consent.
“This violated the league’s expectations of proper conduct for an OHL player,” the league said in a press release, noting that he could apply for reinstatement after January 1, 2022.
The Canadiens selected the 18-year-old Ontario native with the 31st pick in the July draft despite the player asking NHL teams not to select him.
“The NHL Draft should be one of the most exciting landmarks in a player’s career, and given the circumstances, I do not feel I have shown enough maturity or character to have that privilege in the 2021 draft,” Mailloux wrote in a statement published on Twitter on July 20th.
“I know it will take time for society to rebuild the trust I have lost, and that’s why I think it’s best that I give up on myself from the 2021 NHL draft and ask that no one choose me the next one. weekend.”
-Field level media