Kukla's Korner

Kukla's Korner Hockey

Statement From The NHL Regarding Austin Watson’s Suspension

Filed in: NHL Teams, Nashville Predators, NHL Talk, NHLPA, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: austin+watson

Comments

Paul's avatar

TORONTO (Oct. 12, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association issued the following statement this evening regarding the impartial arbitrator’s decision to reduce Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson’s suspension from 27 to 18 NHL games:

“The NHLPA takes domestic violence seriously and continues to work together with the NHL to ensure that players are educated on this important societal issue. As part of those efforts, the NHL/NHLPA conduct domestic violence awareness training at our Rookie Orientation Program and during the season for all NHL players.

The CBA provides players with the right to appeal discipline imposed by the NHL for off-ice conduct to an impartial arbitrator.  This essential right is intended to encourage the fair and consistent application of discipline. The arbitrator’s independence helps ensure that the process and decision are fair. That is a principle to which we should always strive to adhere, even in cases where the subject matter is as difficult as domestic violence.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/13/18 at 07:47 AM ET

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

Email Paul anytime at pk@kuklaskorner.com