Montreal Canadiens Prospect Logan Mailloux Suspended For Three Games

OSHAWA, CANADA - NOVEMBER 27: Logan Mailloux. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images)
OSHAWA, CANADA - NOVEMBER 27: Logan Mailloux. (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images) /

Montreal Canadiens prospect Logan Mailloux will miss his team’s next three games. The 19 year old defender will sit out due to a suspension after a skirmish on the weekend.

Mailloux, the Canadiens first round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, is having a great season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. He has scored 11 goals and 25 points in 26 games as he continues to display a tremendous skill set built around speed and a booming shot from the point.

He has also shown a feisty side though that got him in trouble last season when he was injured during a fight and missed the end of the season. He will be out once again due to a similar scrap but this time he is healthy and will be forced to sit out because of a three game ban.

Mailloux was defending the front of his net in a game that his team was leading 7-4 against the Sarnia Sting. A Sting forward crashed the net looking to score and made some contact with Mailloux as well as Knights goaltender Zach Bowen.

Mailloux did not care for the Sting’s player who crashed into his goaltender and he dealt with it in the old fashioned hockey way… he pummelled the guy nearly a dozen times as he lay on the ice inside the Knights goal.

Mailloux was assessed a match penalty for the infraction, which is given to a player who “deliberately intends to injure an opponent.” There isn’t much debate that Mailloux was trying to inflict some injury on the player he was raining fists upon.

The Ontario Hockey League has been clamping down on fighting and violence for years. Players who fight more than three times in an entire season are subject to suspension. Any match penalty is also automatically going to be reviewed and the OHL usually leans on the side of discipline to try and clean up its image.

There is really no surprise, given the OHL’s recent crackdown on fighting, brawling, and violence, that Mailloux will be sitting out the next three games for the London Knights.

Mailloux will sit out three games this week and is eligible to return to action on January 8th against the Soo Greyhounds.

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