The agent of the Russian striker of the National Hockey League (NHL) club New York Rangers Artemiy Panarina Paul Teofanos denies all charges against the player in beating the girl. He announced this on Monday, February 22.
“I unequivocally, categorically deny all these false statements emanating from Russia regarding Artemy. This is a lie, “Theophanos quoted New York Post journalist Larry Brooks in his Twitter…
The New York Rangers also denied charges against Panarin earlier Monday. The Rangers called this story fabricated and supported the hockey player. The club fully supports Artemy and will work with him to determine the source of these baseless allegations, the statement said. While the hockey player has been given a vacation.
According to the former coach of the Moscow Region Vityaz Andrei Nazarov, where Panarin previously played, the incident took place in 2011 in Riga. He said in an interview with kp.ru that a hockey player hit an 18-year-old girl in a local bar and the case was hushed up only thanks to the intervention of authoritative people.
Artemy Panarin played his first NHL match in 2015. Playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus and New York Rangers, he has 153 goals and 280 assists.
Earlier on February 2, Panarin’s three points and two assists earned his team a victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL regular season match.