Trudeau 'deeply disappointed' in Canadiens for drafting Mailloux
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not pleased with his boyhood hockey team.
Trudeau, a lifelong supporter of the Montreal Canadiens, was asked Tuesday about the team's controversial decision to draft Logan Mailloux 31st overall at Friday's NHL Draft.
"As a lifelong Habs fan I have to say I am deeply disappointed by the decision," Trudeau told Global News' Travis Fortnum. "I think it was a lack of judgment by the Canadiens organization. I think they have a lot of explaining to do."
Mailloux was charged in November for invasion of privacy and defamation after taking an offensive photo of a woman without consent during a sexual encounter and distributing it.
The 18-year-old announced prior to the draft that he was withdrawing himself from selection as he felt he hadn't "demonstrated strong enough maturity or character to earn that privilege."
The Canadiens picked him anyway and stated afterward that they are "committed to raising awareness among our players about the repercussions of their actions on the lives of others."
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