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by Paul on 01/10/17 at 09:38 PM ET
from Kim Bolan of the Vancouver Sun,
Vancouver Canucks winger Daniel Sedin unwittingly took a scenic helicopter trip last week with a longtime gangster who has served time in the U.S. for drug smuggling.
Anti-gang police warned the Canucks about the history of Edward (Skeeter) Russell after Postmedia News obtained a photo of Russell and Sedin that the convicted smuggler posted on social media last week.
“What’s better than watching Daniel Sedin live on the ice?? Flying him and his wife to a remote snowball fight, that’s what LOL,” Russell captioned his photo.
Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit said that for the player’s safety, it was important to notify the team about Russell’s history....
It wasn’t the first time Canucks players had been on a helicopter trip with Russell in attendance. On Boxing Day, Bo Horvat and Sven Baertschi flew with Russell’s friend, pilot Bradley Friesen, to skate on a mountain lake and Russell tagged along in another helicopter.
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