Los Angeles Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak is reportedly facing 12 charges related to domestic violence.
From the New Hampshire Union Leader:
A felony charge of second-degree assault alleges Bartosak attempted to strangle his girlfriend early Monday afternoon at 22 Country Club Drive.
Seven domestic simple assault charges allege he grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her against a wall, put his hand around her neck and choked her, grabbed her right chest and pulled her up off a bed, punched her in the chest twice, slapped her in the face and slapped her three times on both legs.
Three criminal threatening charges allege he told her: “If you don’t have anything to say I’m going to kill you,” “I’m going to punch you in the face if you don’t say anything,” and “I hope you know I’m going to knock you out and put you to sleep before I leave.”
There are more details in the newspaper’s story.
Born in the Czech Republic, Bartosak was a fifth-round draft pick of the Kings in 2013. He was recently sent to the ECHL’s Manchester Monarchs on a conditioning assignment.
The Kings said in a statement, “This is a very serious matter and these allegations represent a type of behavior we do not stand for. We will continue to gather information and comment further when appropriate.”
The Kings, of course, employed defenseman Slava Voynov before he spent time in jail for domestic violence. Voynov returned to Russia in September.
GM Dean Lombardi has promised to educate his players on domestic-violence matters, and other off-ice issues.