MAJOR | Corey Perry releases an official statement regarding his controversial release

Published November 30, 2023 at 12:20

The long-time NHL veteran Corey Perry has been making headlines over the last week after the Blackhawks made him a sudden healthy scratch.

The entire reasoning behind the Hawks‘ decision has not yet been released to the public, and it provoked a load of speculations that implied a relationship with one of the team's mothers.

Perry just came out to address the situation and expressed apologies to the organization and the person that were involved in the middle of it all:

‘'I sincerely apologize to the entire Chicago Blackhawks organization, including ownership, management, coaches, trainers, employees, and my teammates. I would also like to apologize to my fans and my family. I am embarrassed and I have let you all down.

As a result of my actions, there has been speculation and rumours. I am sickened by the impact this has had on others, and I want to make it clear that in no way did this situation involve any of my teammates or their families. Most importantly, I want to directly apologize to those who have been negatively affected and I am sorry for the additional impact to others it has created. My behaviour was inappropriate and wrong.

I have started working with experts in the mental health and substance abuse fields to discuss my struggles with alcohol, and I will take whatever steps necessary to ensure this never happens again. I hope to regain the trust and respect of everyone who has believed in me throughout my career.

Once again, I am deeply sorry.


A veteran of over 1200 NHL games and multiple NHL awards, Perry was an NHLer for 19 seasons, scoring 892 points and making it to the end line once in 2007.

Before this story broke out, Perry could've hoped for an entry ticket to the Hockey Hall of Fame. A scandal like this one decreases his chances.
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MAJOR | Corey Perry releases an official statement regarding his controversial release

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