NHL investigating Arizona Coyotes for allegedly ‘physical fitness screening’ draft-eligible prospects, per report

The NHL is apparently investigating the Arizona Coyotes company for declared hiring offenses concerning how the club might manage its pre-draft scouting procedure.

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the investgation worries the Coyotes allegedly putting draft-eligible Canadian Junior League prospects through physical fitness screening well ahead of the 2020 NHL draft. Dreger at first tweeted out his report of the examination’s presence Thursday prior to broadening on it in TSN’s “Insider Trading” section.

Dreger stated the 3 leagues that comprise the CHL– the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League– have actually sent out e-mails to their particular teams asking to report any contact in between them and the Coyotes company. While he pointed out just unnamed sources, Dreger stated that several CHL teams have actually declared contact with Arizona concerning physically screening of their players.

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Arizona Coyotes:

“We are aware of the reports. We have discussed the matter with the NHL and we will have no further comment at this time.” https://t.co/fMdlErMKn6

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 31,2020

The NHL holds its own integrate prior to each year’s draft in which qualified prospects exercise and have chances to talk to with interested teams in efforts to identify themselves from the pack. According to Dreger, the league really plainly specifies that teams might not perform any sort of physical tests prior to the integrate.

If the league identifies the Coyotes are guilty of this infraction– and Dreger advised that the examination stays continuous– the franchise might deal with fines of $250,000 or more per occurrence.

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