Former Leaf has his contract terminated due to controversial reasons

Published August 23, 2023 at 2:50 PM
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Former Controversial NHLer has Contract Terminated

Kenny Agostino, a former NHL player, is searching for a new hockey team after a recent contract hiccup. The former NHLer made headlines recently, not for his on-ice performances, but for a controversial decision that left many fans in shock.

Skelleftea AIK, a prominent team in the Swedish SHL, made waves when they announced they'd secured Agostino's signature. However, the reception was far from warm.

During his stint in the NHL, Agostino predominantly played a backup role. It was his decision post-NHL that landed him in hot water. Choosing to skate in Russia for a heftier paycheck, even amidst the country's invasion of Ukraine, certainly raised eyebrows. So, when Skelleftea AIK made their move, they received a huge backlash.


The club swiftly reacted to the public sentiment. Here's what they had to say:

"For Skelleftea AIK, the question of his attempt to end his contract with the Russian club before last season has been important. New information in the media and from other sources changes our position. We therefore choose to break the contract." General Manager Erik Forssell said.

Club director Asa Andersson went on to add, "We have had many contacts with partners, members, supporters and others with black and yellow hearts in recent days. People's love for and commitment to the club is the most important thing we have. We continue forward together and for the good of Skelleftea AIK."

Agostino will have to turn elsewhere if he wishes to continue his hockey career. Do you think he'll retire?

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