Logan Mailloux, Canada’s controversial first-round pick Canadianiens at the NHL draft on Friday night, issued a public apology and said he must “win the trust of his fans” following a criminal conviction in Sweden last year for sharing share an erotic photo of a woman performing a sexual act without her consent.
“It’s definitely something that I think I have to earn and that’s definitely something that I’m going to try to do,” the 18-year-old hockey player said Saturday on a Zoom call.
Mailloux, a defender for the Knights of London in the Ontario Hockey League, asked NHL teams not to pick him anh in a social media post earlier this week, writing, “I don’t feel like I’ve proven mature or strong enough” to be drafted this year.
He added Saturday that he had not spoken to any NHL teams, including the Canadian team, before they picked him with the first round’s 31st overall pick.
Marc Bergevin, general manager for Canada, said Friday that the organization “will work closely with [Mailloux] and provide him with the support he needs, “calling the crime case” is highly unacceptable and a serious mistake in judgment “and one” we really disagree on all meaning of this word. “
Mailloux lent it to Sweden’s SK Lejon when he was fined for “Kränkande fotografering” (a disturbing photograph constituting an invasion of privacy) and “Förtal” (defamation) on November 7, 2020 in town Skelleftea north, Daily Faceoff reported.
The victim told The athlete’s Katie Strang in an email earlier this week that she doesn’t believe “that [Mailloux] understood the seriousness of his behavior,” added “All I want is a sincere apology for his behaviour. The woman wrote that she received an apology from him via text message, but “no longer than three sentences.”
Mailloux said on Saturday that he hoped the victim understood how “sincerely sorry” he was and said he had been receiving treatment for several months.
“It was a completely irresponsible and stupid act that I committed without thinking twice. Because of that lack of judgment of mine, I was fined by Swedish law,” Mailloux said. “I know I have caused a lot of harm to this person and her family, and I deeply regret doing this foolish and egotistical act. I deeply regret that.
“Unfortunately, what I’ve done now is part of her life and mine. I apologized to her, but anyway, this will follow her for the rest of her life. And for that, I deeply and sincerely regret it… I promise I won’t let anyone down and I want to use my personal story to be part of the solution in the future. “
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