Author: Stephen Wynow
Chicago (Associated Press)-Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said on Friday that he was involved in an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault on two players by an assistant coach at the time in 2010, adding that he was not at the time. Know what happened.
“Obviously a very serious accusation, everyone knows this,” Kane said during the annual NHL/NHLPA preseason player media tour. “But I would say that I knew nothing about it at the time and participated in the investigation.”
Kane’s comments are his first since the allegations came to light. Blackhawks investigate Led by former federal prosecutors, and promised to publish the results of the investigation.
The three-time Stanley Cup champion said that he did not know that a former teammate who ensued was homophobic and bullied.
“Obviously disturbing,” Kane said. “You never want to hear that kind of stuff. I think (someone makes) these types of accusations. I hope it won’t affect players too much. But I’m sure that when you hear this kind of stuff, it’s obviously It will affect the depths of your heart.”
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told the Associated Press that the Blackhawks investigation is ongoing, but it has not been determined when it will be completed. The team promised to announce the results of the investigation, and the alliance supports this decision.
Daley said: “If a different decision is made, if it is for the right reasons, we may support this decision.” “Since these allegations emerged, I think the Blackhawks as an organization have handled everything in the right way. And they took the right steps. We will see its results at the end of the day.”
Earlier this year, the team received two lawsuits. The first allegation was that coach Bradley Aldrich committed sexual assault during the team’s fight for the 2010 Stanley Cup. The second allegation was made by a former student. Aldrich later Convicted of assault in Michigan.
According to TSN reports, in May 2010, two Blackhawks players told Aldridge’s misconduct to the then technical coach Paul Vincent. Vincent said he asked psychological skills coach James Gary to follow up with players and management.
The next day, Vincent was called to meet with then team president John McDonough, general manager Stan Bowman, hockey executives Al McIsaac and Gary. He said he asked the team to report these allegations to the Chicago police, but the request was denied.
In an email to the Associated Press earlier this summer, Vincent said he supports everything he said to TSN.
Bowman and former coach Joel Quinneville, now playing for Florida, said they will cooperate with the investigation.