Carter Hart with the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Teams making contract offers to players in 2018 World Juniors Scandal

Published March 25, 2024 at 3:52 PM

Just months after being indicted in an investigation and surrendering to police in London Ontario, several players in the 2018 World Juniors scandal are getting contract offers.

A well known source for the KHL is reporting that AK Bars Kazan is making moves to sign goaltender Carter Hart, who is technically still with the Philadelphia Flyers until the end of this season. As the results of the investigation are fairly damming with official charges laid, it seems extremely unlikely any of the players involved will ever return to the NHL.

"The Kazan club has set its sights on the 25-year-old Hart, who was selected by Philadelphia in the second round of the draft, 48th overall, in 2016. In February, the goaltender's career in the NHL was put on pause due to a trial when five Canadian youth hockey players were accused of s----l assault. The players in question are: Hart, forwards Dillon Dube (Calgary), Alex Formenton (Ambri-Piotta, Switzerland), as well as forward Michael MacLeod and defenseman Cal Foote (both New Jersey)." - MatchTV

Further in the report from the KHL source, they revealed that it's expected all five players involved will receive contract offers to play in the league.

For any of the players to actually leave North America to play in the KHL, they'll need special permission from the government to leave Canada. This permission has been granted before, but it shouldn't be allowed here to let these players escape justice if they are found guilty.
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Teams making contract offers to players in 2018 World Juniors Scandal

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