Connor Lockhart when he played for the Peterborough Petes
Photo credit: The Peterborough Examiner

Recent NHL Draft Pick Now the Subject of Police Investigation

Published February 7, 2024 at 5:29 PM
The Ontario Hockey League has announced a recent NHL draft pick has been suspended from the league indefinitely. The OHL says it has learned that Connor Lockhart of the Oshawa Generals is the subject of a police investigation.

In its release, the OHL did not say what the investigation is about.

"On February 6, 2024, the Oshawa Generals and the Ontario Hockey League were made aware that one player, Connor Lockhart, is under investigation by Durham Regional Police Service. He has been indefinitely suspended by the team and the League until the matter is resolved. This follows the team and League suspending Lockhart following a League and team Code of Conduct matter. Given that the matter is now under police investigation, the team and League will have no further comment at this time."

Lockhart was a sixth-round draft pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2021. However, he was never signed to an entry-level contract before the deadline came up last summer. Lockhart won an OHL championship with the Peterborough Petes last season. The 21-year--old was then traded to the Oshawa Generals this season. At the time, the Petes had too many overagers, and someone had to be dealt.

The hockey world has already been rocked by an investigation by London Police that has resulted in five players from Team Canada's World Junior Champions in 2018 being charged.
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Recent NHL Draft Pick Now the Subject of Police Investigation

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