Was Marcus Kruger the Blackhawks’ sexually molested 20-year-old? The following summarises what we know about the Brad Aldrich claims and victims.
Marcus Kruger is a professional ice hockey player with the Swedish National League’s ZSC Lions (NL).
He was picked by the Chicago Blackhawks in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He went on to win two Stanley Cups as a Blackhawk, one in 2013 and another in 2015.
Marcus represents Sweden on the international level. Additionally, he has a slew of accomplishments at that level, including Olympic silver in 2013-14 and World Championship gold in 2016-17.
The @NHLBlackhawks have been penalised $2 million for insufficient processes and mismanagement of the 2010 situation involving former video coach Brad Aldrich’s actions. https://t.co/nmuTuyNBMd pic.twitter.com/kPxLO33gSj
October 26, 2021 — NHL Public Relations (@PR NHL)
Recently, John Doe, a former Blackhawks player, filed a complaint against the NHL organisation alleging that the club covered up Brad Aldrich’s 2010 sexual assault.
Another complaint charged the club of providing a letter of reference to the offender for admission to Miami University and Houghton (Michigan) High School, where he attacked a 16-year-old boy’s hockey player. Brad sexually assaulted a camp intern/undergraduate student at Miami University in 2012, after his retirement from the Blackhawks.
Apart from John, none of the victims’ names were disclosed. Thus, if Marcus is one of the victims, the ideas are present.
Marcus Kruger: Is He A John Doe?
Was Marcus Kruger assassinated in the same manner as John Doe?
That is just what everyone wants to know. However, once again, why the speculations?
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September 22, 2018 — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks)
Marcus is improbable to have been one of the victims. According to Jenner & Block LLP’s independent inquiry, Brad departed the team after the 2009-10 season, and Marcus, who signed a contract with the Blackhawks in June 2010, was recalled from Djurgrdens on 23 March 2011.
With that in mind, it is very certain that the two never met.
In the case of Houghton University, he is not since he was above the age of 20 at the time of the occurrence. That leaves us with the one from Miami University. Additionally, it seemed improbable given his Stanely Cup victory in the 2012-13 season.
Sexual Assault Allegations Against Brad Aldrich
Brad Aldrich, the former video coach for the Chicago Blackhawks, is accused of sexually assaulting many hockey players during his tenure as a coach.
One of them is named as John Doe, while the others remain unidentified. Brad intimidated John and assaulted him sexually, including oral sex and back masturbating. The attacker asserts that the conduct was consensual, while the victim maintains that it was not.
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July 2, 2017 — ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago)
Doe sued the club in 2021 for concealing up the 2010 event by terminating the sex offender.
Additionally, Aldrich is accused of assaulting another anonymous 16-year-old high school athlete and a college student. The inquiry into this problem is continuing.