Montreal Canadiens first-round pick Logan Mailloux suspended by OHL

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Jul 2, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens logo statue outside of the arena prior to game three of the 2021 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

The Ontario Hockey League on Thursday indefinitely suspended defenseman Logan Mailloux, the Montreal Canadiens‘ 2021 first-round draft pick.

The OHL said the disciplinary measure stems from an incident that occurred in Sweden in November 2020 while Mailloux, a member of the London Knights, was on loan to SK Lejon.

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Logan Mailloux suspended

In December, a Swedish court issued a summary fine to Mailloux for offensive photography representing invasion of privacy and defamation. He had shown a photo to teammates of a woman performing a sex act, a photo that was taken without her consent.

“This violated the League’s expectation of the appropriate conduct of an OHL player,” the league said in a release, noting that he can apply for reinstatement after Jan. 1, 2022.

The Canadiens selected the 18-year-old Ontario native with the 31st pick in July’s draft despite the player asking NHL teams not to pick him.

“The NHL Draft should be one of the most exciting landmark moments of 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 wrote in a statement posted to Twitter on July 20.

“I know it will take time for society to build back the trust I have lost, and that is why I think it is best that I renounce myself from the 2021 NHL draft and ask that no one select me this upcoming weekend.”

–Field Level Media