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From NHL Prospect To Sitting In Jail

from Tony Saxon at The Record, 

It didn’t take long for former Guelph Storm defenceman Lucas Nehrling to go from National Hockey League prospect to drug-addicted criminal.

The road to redemption will be much longer.

Nehrling, who also played in the Ontario Hockey League with Sarnia and Kingston, is sitting in the visitation room at Kingston’s Collins Bay Institution, four months shy of parole eligibility for a 42-charge crime spree that included burglary, drug possession and assault.

“I was basically a hockey player for 23 years and a criminal for 16 months,” says Nehrling, 32, speaking openly about his downward spiral.

“Not a day goes by when I don’t regret what I did,” he says, leaning his 6-foot-5, 245-pound frame back on a plastic chair.


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