Sports Canadiens Draft Logan Mailloux Following Conviction

08:02  24 july  2021
08:02  24 july  2021 Source:   si.com

Canadiens leave Carey Price unprotected for Seattle expansion draft

  Canadiens leave Carey Price unprotected for Seattle expansion draft The Canadiens have submitted their protected list for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft to the NHL and Carey Price is not on it. General manager Marc Bergevin had the option of protecting seven forwards, three defencemen and one goalie or eight skaters (forwards or defencemen) and one goalie. He went with the first option and protected goalie Jake Allen instead of Price. The NHL released the expansion draft protected lists on Sunday morning. Price, 33, has five seasons remaining on his eight-year, US$84-million contract with an annual salary-cap hit of $10.5 million.

Logan Mailloux has withdrawn from the 2021 NHL Draft following a 2020 conviction in Sweden for taking and circulating a photo of a woman performing a sex act without her consent. The 18-year-old London Knights defenseman, who was on loan with Sweden’s SK Lejon at the time, was fined for “Kränkande fotografering” (offensive photography constituting an invasion of privacy) and “Förtal” (defamation), according to The Athletic. He finished out the season overseas as the Ontario Hockey League was on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 We are making a commitment to accompany Logan on his journey by providing him with the tools to mature and the necessary support to guide him in his development. We are also committed to raising awareness among our players about the repercussions of their actions on the lives of others.

Perhaps one of the most polarizing draft picks in NHL history was made on Friday, with the Canadiens drafting a player that was in legal trouble for sharing an inappropriate photo without consent.

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Perhaps one of the most polarizing draft picks in NHL history was made on Friday.

Just three days after Logan Mailloux asked teams to not select him, the Montreal Canadiens made him the team's first-round pick after taking him at No. 31 on Friday evening.

The news comes after reports that Mailloux was fined by Swedish police for showing a photo to his teammates via social media that depicted him and a woman engaged in a sexual act. The photo was taken without her consent while Mailloux was on loan for SK Lejon, a third-tier team in Sweden.

Habs' sponsors satisfied with team owner's apology for drafting Logan Mailloux .
MONTREAL — While a Montreal group that helps victims of sexual assault continues to criticize the Montreal Canadiens' decision to draft a player convicted of a sex offence in Sweden, sponsors that earlier expressed concerns say they are sticking with the team.   © Provided by The Canadian Press Rotisserie chicken company Groupe St-Hubert and financial services firm Desjardins Group said on Thursday they are satisfied with an apology issued a day earlier by team owner Geoff Molson.

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