Canadiens’ pick Logan Mailloux has lots of work to do off ice: expert

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“He needs time — he even said he needed time — to develop a stronger character,” West Virginia University’s Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy says.

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Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette

“Geoff Molson’s aware of everything that goes on in our organization and this was a hockey decision and we’ll leave it at that,” Canadiens assistant GM Trevor Timmins said when asked if the team owner/president had signed off on drafting Logan Mailloux. Photo by Allen McInnis /Montreal Gazette Article content

Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy believes in giving people second chances and that includes Logan Mailloux, the Canadiens’ first-round pick at this year’s NHL Draft.

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Mailloux, an 18-year-old defenceman, released a statement early last week saying he had renounced himself from Friday night’s draft, adding he hadn’t earned and didn’t deserve the privilege of being selected after secretly photographing an 18-year-old woman engaged in a sexual act with him while in Sweden last year and sharing the picture and her identity with his SK Lejon teammates. Mailloux was charged with defamation and offensive photography and was fined approximately US$1,650.

DeKeseredy is an Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Research Center on Violence at West Virginia University. He has published 26 books…

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