Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak is facing 12 charges related to domestic violence following an incident with his girlfriend Monday afternoon, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.
He is reportedly facing a second-degree assault charge for allegedly attempting to strangle his girlfriend and three criminal charges for threatening to kill her.
The Kings established a new personal conduct policy and announced plans for educational initiatives before the season. They provided a statement in light of Bartosak's arrest.
"This is a very serious matter and these allegations represent a type of behavior we do not stand for. We will continue to gather information and comment further when appropriate."
Bartosak has dressed in two games this season, appearing for the East Coast Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs on a conditioning assignment for the American Hockey League's Ontario Reign.
Bartosak was drafted in the fifth round, 146th overall by Los Angeles in 2013.