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Top Prospect Kicked Out from League Due to Criminal Investigation

Top Prospect Kicked Out from League Due to Criminal Investigation

BY GRAHAM MONTGOMERY    FEBRUARY 7, 2024  (5:36 PM)
It has not been a great week for the hockey world when it comes to criminal activities. Now another player has been suspended indefinitely from the Ontario Hockey League.

OHL Suspends Canucks Prospect Following Police Investigation



The league announced today that Canucks 6th round draft pick Connor Lockhart has been suspended indefinitely after it was revealed that he is under investigation by Durham regional police.

The OHL has issued a statement regarding the indefinite suspension of Oshawa Generals player Connor Lockhart, effective immediately.




TSN reporter Rick Westhead, who has earned a reputation as being one of the best investigative journalists in the hockey world, confirmed the story himself. He did not, however have any new details in the case.

The Durham Regional Police Service is investigating Oshawa Generals forward Connor Lockhart, the Ontario Hockey League said in a statement.
Lockhart, 21, has been suspended indefinitely. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NHL entry draft by the Vancouver Canucks.


Fellow investigative journalist Katie Strang also reported on the story, adding that she reached out to Durham police for further details on the case. The department was not willing to divulge any further information however.

Connor Lockhart of the Oshawa Generals is under investigation by the Durham Regional Police Service.

Reached out to Durham police earlier today. They would not divulge any additional information about the matter


Lockhart has 20 goals and 39 points in 30 games this season with the Oshawa generals. He remains unsigned by Vancouver.
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