Blacklisted former NHL'er Reaches Out to Vladimir Putin

Published July 14, 2023 at 12:25

Brendan Leipsic found himself at the center of a scandal after making derogatory comments about a fellow player's girlfriend, specifically targeting her appearance and physique.

Consequently, on May 8, 2020, he faced the consequences of being placed on waivers and subsequently having his contract terminated.

In an unexpected twist, Leipsic recently reached out to Vladimir Putin by sending a letter expressing his desire to obtain Russian citizenship. With a Russian passport already in his possession, this move could potentially open the door for him to represent the Russian National Team.

Since the incident, Leipsic has been playing in the KHL for SKA St. Petersburg, following his stint with CSKA Moscow, which began in August 2021.

It appears that Leipsic has developed a fondness for Russia, which has led him to pursue citizenship under the country's leadership.

Hailing from Winnipeg and once a draft pick for the Nashville Predators, Leipsic has spent the past three seasons in the KHL following his departure from the Washington Capitals.
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Blacklisted former NHL'er Reaches Out to Vladimir Putin

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