A Vancouver Canucks Player Is On Leave Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Canucks have made a public statement.

A Vancouver Canucks Player Is On Leave Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Vancouver Canucks released a short public statement on Saturday, May 1 following sexual misconduct allegations against one of their players, Jake Virtanen.

Virtanen is a 24-year-old from B.C. who was originally drafted to the Canucks in 2014.

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In their statement, the NHL team said, "Our organization does not accept sexual misconduct of any kind and the claims as reported are being treated very seriously by us."

They continue to say that Virtanen has been placed on leave while they conduct an independent investigation.

According to CTV News, the sexual assault allegations were made via Instagram as well as in an interview with Glacier Media. No further information on the allegations has been made available at this time.

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