Corey Perry issues statement about contract termination, admits he has a problem

Published November 30, 2023 at 3:29 PM

Yesterday Corey Perry had his contract terminated by the Chicago Blackhawks. The situation has been surrounded by secrecy and a dark cloud. The Hawks have done their best to keep all details a secret, but today Corey Perry broke his silence.

Today Perry issues the following statement on his struggles.

I would like to sincerely apologize to the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization, including ownership, management, coaches, trainers, employees, and my teammates. I would also like to apologize to my fans, and my family. I am embarrassed and I have let you all down.

As a result of my actions, there has been speculation and rumors. I am sickened by the impact this has had on others, and I want to make it clear that in no way did this situation involve any of my teammates or their families. Most importantly, I want to directly apologize to those who have been negatively affected and I am sorry for the additional impact to others it has created. My behavior was inappropriate and wrong.

I have started working with experts in the mental health and substance abuse fields to discuss my struggles with alcohol and I will take whatever steps necessary to ensure this never happens again. I hope to regain the trust and respect of everyone who has believed in me throughout my career.

Once again, I am deeply sorry.


It is unclear if Perry intends to continue playing this year for another team or if he will solely focus on his own mental health. Either way, this statement should clear up a lot of misinformation that has been available online.
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