September 2, 2021

OHL suspends Mailloux indefinitely

The Ontario Hockey League has suspended London Knights defenseman and Montreal Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux indefinitely, commissioner David Branch announced Thursday.

Mailloux’s suspension is the result of an incident that occurred November 2020 in Sweden, while he was on loan to SK Lejon.  The OHL said the incident, violated the League’s expectation of the appropriate conduct of an OHL player. He was charged in Sweden for taking and distributing an offensive photo without the other party’s consent during a consensual sexual encounter on Nov. 7.

He had withdrawn from the 2021 NHL Draft prior to Montreal selecting him in the first round (No. 31).

“Being drafted into the NHL is an honour and a privilege that no one takes lightly,” Mailloux wrote in a Tweet in July. “The NHL Draft should be one of the most exciting landmark moments in a player’s career, and given the circumstances, I don’t feel I have demonstrated strong enough maturity or character to earn that privilege in the 2021 Draft.

Mailloux, who was originally drafted in the second round (No. 33) in the 2019 OHL Priority Selection, will be eligible to apply for reinstatement into the OHL on or after January 1, 2022.

He had 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 19 games with SK Lejon in 2020-21.

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