Habs Get Good News On Controversial Prospect

Published August 22, 2023 at 1:19 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have received some good news regarding one of their most controversial draft picks. Logan Mailloux was selected with the 31st pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Mailloux decided to renounce himself from the draft that year, saying he hadn't earned, and didn't deserve, the privilege of being selected after secretly photographing an 18-year-old woman engaged in an explicit sexual act with him while he was 17 and playing in Sweden in 2020 and then sharing the picture and her identity with his SK Lejon teammates. Mailloux was charged with defamation and offensive photography in Sweden and was fined about $2,000.

The now 20 year old Mailloux had a standout performance at the Canadiens' development camp with his size, skating, skill and shot. The Canadiens didn't make Mailloux available to the media because he still hasn't had a meeting with the NHL about his eligibility to play in the league.

After reviewing Mailoux's case, the NHL has given the green light to allow Mailoux to play for the Montreal Canadiens franchise.

The incident happened when Mailloux was a minor. Time has passed allowing Mailloux to grow up, have meetings with therapists and take part in education programs.

It will be interesting to see if Mailloux can make the Canadiens out of camp or the most likely route is getting experience in the AHL with the Laval Rocket. The hockey world will be watching.
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Habs Get Good News On Controversial Prospect

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