Prospect Logan Mailloux withdraws from 2021 NHL Draft after conviction in Sweden


Prospect Logan Mailloux has withdrawn from this week’s NHL Draft following his conviction ultimate yr in Sweden for taking a photograph of a lady acting a intercourse act with out her consent and circulating it amongst some teammates.

“The NHL Draft should be one of the most exciting landmark moments in a player’s career, and given the circumstances I don’t feel I have shown strong enough maturity or character to earn that privilege in the 2021 Draft,” he wrote Tuesday in a commentary on social media. “I feel that this would allow me the opportunity to demonstrate an adequate level of maturity and character next season … and provide all the NHL teams the opportunity to reassess my character towards the 2022 NHL Draft.”

The Athletic recognized no less than 11 groups that got rid of the defenseman from their listing forward of the 2021 NHL Draft, which runs from Friday to Saturday. Mailloux, 18, is ranked No. 23 amongst North American skaters via NHL Central Scouting.

On Nov. 7, 2020, whilst taking part in for SK Lejon in Skelleftea in northern Sweden, Mailloux took the photograph with out the lady’s consent and dispensed it amongst some teammates. In December, he was once issued a abstract high quality, corresponding to a conviction in Swedish court docket, for Krnkande fotografering (offensive pictures constituting an invasion of privateness) and Fortal (defamation).

On Monday, the lady advised The Athletic she has no longer forgiven Mailloux.

“I do not think that Logan has understood the seriousness of his behavior,” the lady wrote in an e-mail. She added, “All I wanted was a heartfelt apology.”

In her e-mail to The Athletic, the lady wrote that Mailloux despatched an apology by the use of textual content that “was no longer than three sentences.”

Read the whole tale at the sufferer’s reaction within the Go Deeper phase underneath.

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