The Montreal Canadiens have loaned defenceman Logan Mailloux to the OHL’s London Knights.
Mailloux, 19, signed an entry-level contract with the Canadiens earlier this month but was limited in training camp by a shoulder injury.
The Canadiens controversially selected Mailloux in the first round, 31st overall, at the 2021 NHL Draft. The selection came after Mailloux had publicly indicated he didn’t deserve to be drafted due to a sexual misconduct incident he was involved in while playing in Sweden in 2020.
Mailloux was charged under Swedish law with defamation and offensive photography after he distributed a photo of a woman engaged in a sexual act without her consent. He was fined approximately $1,650.
The OHL suspended Mailloux for four months and he appeared in 12 games with the Knights last season. The Belle River, Ont., native has been attending therapy to better understand the consequences of his actions.
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