I am truly sorry. In a conversation involving his brother and Florida Panthers minor-leaguer Jack Rodewald, Leipsic commented on the physical appearances of Vancouver forward Tanner Pearson’s wife … They’re mostly Leipsic and his non-NHL friends bashing the looks and bodies of various women. “The National Hockey League strongly condemns the misogynistic and reprehensible remarks made by players Brendan Leipsic and Jack Rodewald in a private group chat that has surfaced on social media. © USA Today Sports, Subscribe to RT newsletter to get stories the mainstream media won’t tell you, NHL star Colby Cave dies aged 25 after suffering brain bleed, 'Welcome to my womancave!' The NHL has censured Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Florida Panthers prospect Jack Rodewald after leaked comments showed the pair discussing fellow players' partners and making sexualized comments about women. In the beginning of his second season playing within the Ottawa Senators AHL affiliate's in 2017–18, Rodewald signed his first NHL contract in agreeing to a two-year entry-level contract with the Senators on October 24, 2017. You seem to have a lot of problems with some of your teammates, but have you ever considered looking in the mirror? Leipsic, 25, is a journeyman, having played for five teams since 2015 with 16 career goals. One of the craziest rumours in the NHL doesn't actually sound so crazy. Leipsic initially deleted his Instagram account and went dark on all social media, but did offer an apology on Twitter yesterday evening, saying: The Capitals also released a statement saying: The NHL also released a statement saying: Suffice it to say any day where the NHL, your team and ultimately yourself are forced to apologize for your stupid actions is a bad day. Leipsic has led a peripatetic NHL career thus far, with spells at the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings before signing as a free agent with the Capitals last July. The NHL has censured Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Florida Panthers prospect Jack Rodewald after leaked comments showed the pair discussing fellow players' partners and making sexualized comments about women. Leipsic, who formerly played for the Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Vegas Golden Knights and Toronto Maple Leafs, and some of his friends make some awful statements about women and single out former Canucks teammate Tanner Pearson’s wife calling her fat and “actually disgusting.”. Undrafted, Rodewald played major junior with the Regina Pats and Moose Jaw Warriors in the Western Hockey League. "I fully recognize how inappropriate and offensive these comments are and sincerely apologize to everyone for my actions. [5], Rodewald, along with fellow player Brendan Leipsic were the subject of controversy after a conversation on Leipsic's Instagram account was leaked to the public on May 6, 2020. Leipsic says hateful things towards specific women, including harsh descriptions of their appearance. © Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”, 2005–2020. I am committed to learning from this and becoming a better person by taking time to determine how to move forward in an accountable, meaningful way. Rodewald and Leipsic were caught making misogynistic and derogatory remarks about the girlfriend of Oilers' forward Connor McDavid and the wife of Leipsic's former teammate Tanner Pearson. In fact, Leipsic goes off on a number of women including Pearson's wife, Jett Woo's (Canucks prospect) girlfriend and Connor McDavid's girlfriend Lauren Kyle. Statement from the National Hockey League. You're just browsing other people's photos so you can chirp their girlfriend to your buddies? There is no place in our League for such statements, attitudes and behavior, no … NYDN – Group chats from Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Florida Panthers forward Jack Rodewald leaked Wednesday night. [2] He was immediately recalled by Ottawa and made his NHL debut in a 5–4 shootout defeat to the New Jersey Devils on October 27, 2017. In a statement, the NHL condemned the pair, saying: "There is no place in our League for such statements, attitudes and behavior, no matter the forum. Canadian Leipsic, 25, deleted his Instagram account but apologized on Twitter, writing: "Yesterday my friend's Instagram account was hacked and an individual circulated images that are representative of private conversations I was a part of. Check out this screenshot of Leipsic making fun of Kyle's legs: Dude... what is your problem!? [3], On June 27, 2019, Rodewald was signed to a one-year, two-way $725,000 contract extension to remain with the Senators. After going scoreless in 6 games, Rodewald was traded by the Senators to the Florida Panthers in exchange for the rights of Chris Wilkie on October 27, 2019. The leaked comments from an Instagram group - which continue to circulate online - include insults on the appearance of the wife of Vancouver Canucks player Tanner Pearson and derogatory comments about the girlfriend of Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid. Jack Rodewald (born February 14, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently an unrestricted free agent.He most recently played within the Florida Panthers organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Pretty cool... Time for some honesty, Brendan. Leipsic also appeared to brand Capitals teammates Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway "losers.". © Attraction Web Inc. - No copy of the content is permitted. Some of the screenshots were re-posted across Twitter. 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He most recently played within the Florida Panthers organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). Rodewald at the Senators. Upon completion of his final season with the Warriors in 2014–15, he embarked on his professional career by signing as a free agent to a one-year AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies on March 26, 2015. This website uses cookies. Maybe, just maybe you're the problem. She says people are ruining her brother’s life. [4] Rodewald began the 2019–20 season in the AHL with the Belleville Senators. You've played for five teams over the past five years and can't seem to find a place to stick. 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", The Capitals issued a statement labelling Leipsic's comments "unacceptable" and saying the matter would be "handled internally.". In case you missed the news yesterday Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic found himself at center of a controversy after some of his group text messages were leaked online via a friend’s Instagram story. All rights reserved. Golf starlet and Instagram model Lucy Robson shows off new home simulator (VIDEO), 'Where's the truth, who to believe? There are also posts about the appearances of other women - with Leipsic using the term "pigs" - as well as remarks on sexual relations. “The National Hockey League strongly condemns the misogynistic and reprehensible made by players Brendan Leipsic and Jack Rodewald in a … Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic and Panthers prospect Jack Rodewald were both condemned by the NHL over "misogynistic and reprehensible" comments made on social media. pic.twitter.com/aZm1M2wZBk, "We will address this inexcusable conduct with the clubs and players involved.". Read RT Privacy policy to find out more. [1] He joined the club immediately on an amateur try-out in closing out the season with 1 assist in 9 games.