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NHL Reporter Reveals Possible Consequences For Players That Have Surrendered To London Police Following 2018 Team Canada Investigation

Published January 30, 2024 at 6:10 PM
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The investigation into Team Canada at the 2018 WJC is finally reaching a conclusion, at least with regards to who was involved and who wasn't. Now there are reports of what kinds of consequences those involved may be facing.

Players Involved In Hockey Canada Investigation To Face Contract Termination



Emily Kaplan, known for her in-game reporting, revealed today that the players that have surrendered to London police could potentially have their NHL contracts terminated. This would be a relatively mild punishment given the nature of the allegations, but the players will face a legal battle as well. At this point, it remains unclear whether or not the players could have their contracts terminated before the results of the trial are complete.

Each of these players has taken a leave of absence from their respective teams, which has been paid.


If/when police announce charges, their statuses could change. Likely contract termination or suspension.


The five players involved are Dillon Dube, Cal Foote, Michael McLeod, Carter hart, and Alex Formenton. Formenton has been playing in Switzerland this season while the other players have all been under NHL contracts.

Four NHL Players To Be Officially Charged By London Police



This news comes after it was confirmed today that four players currently under NHL contract will be facing charges from London Police. The report confirms that it is the same players Kaplan referenced in her report.

Four NHLers – Carter Hart, Michael McLeod, Dillon Dube & Cal Foote – have been directed to surrender to London police to be charged with sexual assault in connection with an alleged incident that occurred during a 2018 Hockey Canada event.


At this point it seems like only a matter of time before these players are out of the league permanently. However, some of the players involved have insisted on their innocence and have stated that they are ready for a legal battle. Only time will tell what the results of a potential trial would be, and how that could affect these players' future in the sport in general.
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