Florida Panthers coach Joel Quinville said Wednesday that he will meet with National Hockey League commissioner Gary Pittman on Thursday in the Brad Aldrich case.
At a press conference, the pilot stated that the team meeting took place at the Panthers. His future with the organization clearly remained bleak, to say the least. The coach was named in the report, which was released following an independent investigation into allegations of sexual assault by Aldrich, a former Chicago Blackhawks videographer.
According to the results of the investigation, Quinville, like other members of the Hawks family, was aware of the story and was withheld for many years. Among those who have been briefed on Aldrich’s actions is Stan Bowman, who resigned as general manager of Chicago and the US Olympic team on Tuesday.
However, Queenville as well as Kevin Sheffieldev, a former Bowman aide and now general manager of Winnipeg Jets, have denied knowledge of the allegations. However, Bateman said he wanted to speak with the two men to get their point of view on the story.
“I plan to have in-person meetings in the near future with the two to discuss their roles in related events as detailed in the report,” the NHL president said in a statement on Tuesday.
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