Right Wing Jiri Hudler has been accused of threatening a flight attendant and demanding cocaine. The reports come from a Czech Newspaper, and indicates that Hudler was on a flight from New York to Prague. The Czech born player has played 13 NHL seasons, but has been unable to find a contract for the new season.
According to the report, the flight attendant told Hudler that cocaine was illegal. He alledgedly threatened to have her killed when the flight arrived in Prague. He was also seen coming out of the plane bathroom with a white substance on his lips.
Ex-Red Wings player Jiri Hudler accused of threatening flight attendant while demanding cocaine https://t.co/1FdCB1rSGf
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Hudler spoke with Blesk magazine, denying the allegations.
Jiri Hudler Accused of Threatening Flight Attendant and Demanding Cocaine
Hudler is a 33-year-old veteran who has played a long and productive career in the NHL. However, his new team will hope that his recent seasons will not be repeated. Over the past two seasons, Hudler only played in 51 games. In those games he only picked up 22 points. However, just as recent as four seasons ago, Hudler had over 30 goals and over 40 assists, and was nominated for the Hart Trophy. Throughout his career, when healthy, he has shown the ability to put up points. He has six seasons in his career of over 40 points.
Las season, Hudler played on a one-year deal with Dallas Stars worth $2 million. Prior to that Hudler signed his biggest contract of four years and $16 million with the Calgary Flames. He is also a former member of the Detroit Red Wings.
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 17: Jiri Hudler #22 of the Dallas Stars skates against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on January 17, 2017 in New York City. The Stars defeated the Rangers 7-6. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)