Alex Formenton turns himself into London Police
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First player in 2018 Hockey Canada scandal officially named

Published January 28, 2024 at 2:19 PM

Late last week, former Ottawa Senator Alex Formenton was given a leave of absence from his Swiss hockey team Ambri-Piotta for personal reasons and returned to Canada. Speculation ran rampant when news broke about Forementon's involvement in the allegations against Hockey Canada and the 2018 World Junior Team.

Forementon returned to Ontario and surrendered himself to London, Ontario police today in the presence of his lawyers. Forementon is the first of five players of the 2018 World Junior Team to turn himself into police.

Formenton's legal team released the following statement after his surrender to authorities.

"The London Police have charged several players, including Alex Formenton, in connection with an accusation made in 2018. Alex will vigorously defend his innocence and asks that people not rush to judgment without hearing all of the evidence."

Formenton was selected by Ottawa in the second round, 47th overall, in the 2017 NHL draft. At the end of the 2021/2022 season, Forementon became a restricted free agent and went to play in Switzerland where he has been since.

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