Golden Knights GM Kelly McCrimmon positive for COVID-19 after violating NHL protocols

Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolating in Montreal.

McCrimmon was with the team in Montreal for the Stanley Cup playoff semifinal series between the Golden Knights and Canadiens. During Friday’s Game 3, McCrimmon and team president George McPhee were seen on the television broadcast not wearing masks, in violation of NHL protocols.

Golden Knights GM tests positive for COVID-19

TVA, which was first to report McCrimmon’s positive test before the team confirmed it, reported that the NHL “followed up with” the Knights’ executives and were assured it “won’t be repeated.”

“We are aware of a positive test result involving Kelly McCrimmon,” the Golden Knights said in a statement. “Kelly is self-isolating and will follow the protocols and recommendations from health officials and the NHL.”

Montreal Gazette

It was the second high-profile positive COVID case of the Canadiens-Golden Knights series, which Montreal led 2-1 entering Sunday night’s Game 4.

Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme tested positive before Game 3 and is currently in isolation. Asked in an interview if he’ll have to spend 14 days in isolation, per Canadian regulations, Ducharme replied, “I’m confident I’ll be back before that.”

–Field Level Media