STATEMENT FROM TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS PRESIDENT BRENDAN SHANAHAN
Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan issued the following statement today after a charge of disorderly conduct against forward Auston Matthews was dismissed in his home state of Arizona.
“The Toronto Maple Leafs are committed to developing and promoting the qualities of good character, respect and equality in our organization, including our players, and we recognize and embrace the role we serve in the community. While Auston has been an exceptional ambassador for the Leafs in representing those values, his conduct in this incident last May failed to meet expectations.
We appreciate that Auston has publicly reiterated today that he is truly sorry for his conduct and has recognized the impact his actions caused. We have no doubt that he has learned a valuable lesson and will grow from this experience.”