OHL indefinitely suspends Habs' controversial 1st-round pick Mailloux
The OHL suspended controversial Montreal Canadiens draft pick Logan Mailloux indefinitely after he violated "the expectation of the appropriate conduct of an OHL player," commissioner David Branch announced Thursday.
Mailloux was charged and fined in Sweden in November 2020 for invasion of privacy and defamation after taking a photo of a woman without consent during a sexual encounter and distributing it. The OHL cites the incident as the reason for the suspension.
The London Knights player will have the opportunity to apply for reinstatement on or after Jan. 1, 2022. Whether or not Mailloux is reinstated will depend on his conduct since his return to Canada, as well as any treatment and education he receives.
Montreal selected Mailloux with the 31st pick in this year's draft. Three days prior, Mailloux put out a statement asking teams not to draft him because he hadn't done enough to "earn that privilege."