Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene faced the music for the first time since a video showing him and six of his teammates in an Uber in Phoenix mocking assistant coach Martin Raymond went viral Monday.
Following the Senators 7-3 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Duchene spoke to reporters apologizing profusely to Raymond for the team's remarks.
"I can only say what I'm about to say on the matter, I want to take this opportunity to extend my absolutely sincerest apologies to Marty Raymond," Duchene said, according Murray Pam of Sporting News Canada. "He's a heck of a person, a coach, and he did not deserve what we said."
None of the seven players featured in the video (Duchene, Thomas Chabot, Chris Wideman, Colin White, Chris Tierney, Alex Formenton, and Dylan DeMelo) spoke earlier Tuesday during the team's morning skate and none were expected to speak following Tuesday's contest.