Sunday, June 4, 2017

{allcanada} EX-NHL enforcer Poeschek has warrant issued for missed court date


Rudy Poeschek, a veteran of more than 360 games in the NHL as an enforcer, has had a warrant issued after he missed a court date in Kamloops, British Columbia on Friday, according to the Vancouver Sun.

He is to stand trial on allegations that he missed meetings with his probation officer last summer.

Poeschek, who is one of the former NHL players suing the league in the ongoing concussion lawsuit, claimed that his memory has been failing him and he simply forgot about the meetings. It was reported in 2015 that Poeschek may be suffering from CTE.

Following his career in the NHL Poesheck had several run-ins with the law. His probation last summer was the result of a series of guilty pleas in 2015, including an assault charge and three driving under the influence charges.

Poeschek spent parts of 12 seasons in the NHL between 1987 and 2000. He spent time with the New York Rangers, Winnipeg Jets, Tampa Bay Lightning and St. Louis Blues. He scored six goals and added 25 assists in his career while totaling 817 penalty minutes. He last appeared in the NHL during the 1999-00 season.

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