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Don Fehr Statement

TORONTO (Oct. 27, 2021) – National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director Don Fehr issued the following statement today:

“Kyle Beach has been through a horrific experience and has shown true courage in telling his story. There is no doubt that the system failed to support him in his time of need, and we are part of that system.

In his media interview, Mr. Beach stated that several months after the incident he told someone at the NHLPA the details of what happened to him. He is referring to one of the program doctors with the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. While this program is confidential between players and the doctors, the grave nature of this incident should have resulted in further action on our part. The fact that it did not was a serious failure. I am truly sorry, and I am committed to making changes to ensure it does not happen again.”

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Mr. Beach stated that several months after the incident he told someone at the NHLPA the details of what happened to him. He is referring to one of the program doctors with the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.  While this program is confidential between players and the doctors, the grave nature of this incident should have resulted in further action on our part.

Holy crap this kid was reaching out to so many people but no one was doing anything.

Posted by TreKronor on 10/28/21 at 08:59 AM ET

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Too little way too late Donnie.

Posted by pnwwing on 10/28/21 at 09:23 AM ET

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