NHL Player Kasperi Kapanen Apologizes for Drunk Driving Arrest in Finland

NHL Player Kasperi Kapanen Apologizes for Drunk Driving Arrest in Finland

Winger Kasperi Kapanen, who plays for the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL), has issued an apology following his arrest for drunk driving in his native Finland last month. The team confirmed on Thursday that Kapanen is facing an alcohol-related charge. In a statement released through the team, the 27-year-old expressed remorse for his actions, taking full responsibility and apologizing to his family, the organization, his teammates, and the fans. Kapanen acknowledged the severity of his mistake and pledged to regain their trust.

President of hockey operations Doug Armstrong also commented on the matter, expressing disappointment in Kapanen’s lapse in judgment. Armstrong stated that the team is entrusting Kapanen to make the necessary changes to avoid similar situations in the future. Finnish news outlets reported that Kapanen’s case will be heard in district court in Pohjois-Savo, Finland, in February.

Kapanen joined the St. Louis Blues after being claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins on February 25. He recorded 14 points, including eight goals and six assists, in 23 games with the team. Kapanen was originally drafted in the first round (22nd overall) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014. Throughout his career, he has accumulated 186 points, with 78 goals and 108 assists, in 387 games played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Penguins, and Blues. According to Spotrac, Kapanen is due to earn $3.2 million in 2023-24 and will become an unrestricted free agent after the season.


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