Logan Mailloux was surprised Canadiens decided to draft him

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“I regret doing this stupid and egotistical act,” defenceman says about sharing photo of himself and woman engaged in a sexual act.

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Stu Cowan  •  Montreal Gazette

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Jul 24, 2021  •  9 minutes ago  •  4 minute read  •  8 Comments

The Canadiens selected Logan Mailloux with the 31st overall pick in the first round of the NHL Draft Friday night. Photo by Bruce Bennett /Getty Images Article content

The morning after being unexpectedly selected by the Canadiens in the first round of the NHL Draft, Logan Mailloux spoke with the media on a Zoom conference Saturday.

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The 18-year-old defenceman with the London Knights had asked that no NHL teams draft him this year after he had shown teammates a photo of himself engaged in a sexual act with an 18-year-old woman last year while playing for SK Lejon in Sweden. Mailloux was 17 at the time and the photo was taken without the woman’s consent. Mailloux was ultimately charged with defamation and offensive photography in Sweden and was fined approximately US$1,650.

Mailloux started his Zoom conference by reading a prepared statement in English and then French.

“During an intimate moment with a young woman, I took a picture of us without her consent,” said Mailloux, who…

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