Another NHL general manager in hot water?

Published October 29, 2021 at 8:19 PM

In the last few days, the image of the National Hockey League has been greatly tarnished by the story of Kyle Beach, the Chicago Blackhawks prospect who was sexually assaulted in 2010 by a member of the organization. And it doesn't seem to be about to stop...

A story of sexual assault and harassment resurfaced in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. This one involves the instructor of the Penguins' affiliate AHL club in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Clark Donatelli allegedly assaulted and sexually harassed the wife of Jarrod Skalde, another member of the coaching staff at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The events allegedly occurred during an outing on a team trip in 2018.

At the time, it was Bill Guerin who was the general manager of the Penguins' farm team. Guerin was also serving as the assistant general manager of the NHL roster. Guerin reportedly asked Jarrod Skalde not to reveal the reason for Donatelli's dismissal.

And that's not all! Skalde was subsequently shown the door under the pretext of pandemic-related personnel cuts. In the lawsuit, Skalde blames losing his job for reporting the assault.

Remember, this is the same Guerin who is being considered to replace Stan Bowman as the general manager of the U.S. men's Olympic team at the next Olympics.

In short, this is another story that makes the National Hockey League look bad. Do you think Bill Guerin will keep his job with the US Olympic team?
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