National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings goaltender prospect Patrik Bartosak was arrested in Manchester, New Hampshire on November 16 after he was charged with assault, stalking, and criminal threatening, ESPN reported on November 19. The 22-year-old athlete is facing eleven misdemeanor domestic violence-related charges and one felony assault charge. He allegedly strangled his girlfriend in an apartment.
Bartosak is set for a hearing on December 16 where he will be on trial for the misdemeanor charges. He is currently free on a $10,000 bond, according to the report.
LA Kings suspended the goalie prospect, saying, “We take this matter very seriously. Our response in this matter reflects our extreme disappointment, particularly given the programs we have instituted internally and the commitment our organization has made to educating our players on the prevention of domestic violence.”
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