Kings announce series of conduct awareness and education initiatives
The Los Angeles Kings announced a series of personal conduct training initiatives as well as partnerships with various social groups to help better educate their employees and instill the organizations's values and principles.
Chief executive of the Anschutz Entertainment group, Dan Beckerman, offered this statement through the team's official website:
During the past year, we have been extremely diligent in developing an educational strategy and comprehensive programs in an effort to ensure that the troubling incidents that occurred last season are not repeated. We have conducted research, gathered information and forged partnerships that will better prepare our players and staff for challenges that could impact their behavior away from the workplace.
The Kings will work with Peace Over Violence to create promotional campaigns, Kings Over Violence, which will increase awareness against violence, and The Herren Project, which will educate players about drug and alcohol abuse.
They will also conduct sexual harassment training in addition to creating a player-assistance program, which will be spearheaded by former NHL player Brantt Myhres.
Slava Voynov went to jail, and is the process of returning to Russia, as a result of domestic violence charges.