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MONTREAL GM DRAFTS LOGAN MAILLOUX, WHO SPECIFICALLY ASKED TEAMS NOT TO DRAFT HIM

JUL 23, 2021  (23H51)      TIM TUCKER
Marc Bergevin has raised some eyebrows at the 2021 NHL entry draft. With the 31st overall pick of the 1st round, the Habs' GM selected Logan Mailloux, which had specifically asked teams not to select him in this year's draft after recently making public that he had faced criminal charges in Sweden for taking and sharing a sexually explicit photograph of an 18-year old woman while the two were involved in a consensual sexual encounter.



While Mailloux technically can't remove himself from the draft - he's eligible and according to the CBA, there's no withdrawing - it does seem off that Bergevin would take him when Mailloux specifically asked for more time to mature. Bergevin told reporters the team is prepared to work with Mailloux to ensure he matures properly.


"Being drafted into the NHL is an honour and a privilege that no one takes lightly," said Mailloux on his Twitter account last Tuesday. "The NHL draft should be one of the most exciting landmarks in a player's career, and given the circumstances I don't feel I've demonstrated strong enough maturity or character to earn that privilege in the 2021 draft."

"And that is why I think it is best to renounce myself from the 2021 draft and ask that no one select me this upcoming weekend."


Mailloux was charged with taking and sharing a graphic photo after a consensual sexual encounter. Mailloux was 17 when the offense is alleged to have occurred in Skelleftea, Sweden in early November of last year. He was on loan from the London Knights to a team playing in the Hockeyettan due to the shutdown of the OHL. Mailloux gave Daily Faceoff permission to publish details of the case, which is required as he was a minor when the charges were laid. Mailloux allegedly photographed the girl while involved in the act of oral sex. The next morning, he showed the photo to his teammates, although he says the girl was unidentifiable. However, a police report states that when Mailloux shared the photo of the encounter with teammates through a Snapchat group, he also shared a screenshot of the girl's profile, which showed her name, age and other personal details. While the incident was a well-known one in Sweden, it was not until his recent interview with Daily Faceoff that anyone outside the inner hockey circles in North America was aware of the charges.

The London Knights have already said Mailloux would be welcomed back to the team next season regardless of what happened at the draft, adding it appears the situation has been resolved. In his interview with Daily Faceoff, Mailloux was very apologetic, calling what he did a "stupid, childish mistake."



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