Former 1st Round Pick Threatens Team Management After Getting in a Heated Altercation With a Teammate

Published February 9, 2023 at 0:23
BY SKY
     
A controversial former NHL player named Jake Virtanen is currently trending once again due to his attitude.

According to reports, Visp EHC which is Virtanen's current team in the Swiss league is close to parting ways with him. The news is troubling:

It was originally believed that Virtanen's team had suspended him and had put him up for trade.

Now new reports surface..


According to Swiss Hockey News, «it was his selfish attitude that irritated his teammates and forced the management to make him available on the market a week before the start of the playoffs.»

Adding to the report, Le Nouvelliste's Christophe Spahr wrote that it stems from a «heated altercation with Daniel Eigenmann.» Here's more of Spahr's report:

The defender (Eigenmann) allegedly criticized him for not putting himself at the service of the team. From there, coach Marco Schüpbach suspended him internally. Jake Virtanen has not played the last two meetings that Visp, moreover, has won.

Despite his 25 points in 21 games, Jake Virtanen had not shown until then an irreproachable commitment on the ice, nor an exceptional motivation for the Swiss League.

Le Martin reported that Egenmann went, on behalf of his teammates, to management saying «it's him or us.» Said Zach Lain of Oilersnation, referencing the teams own quotes.

After being charged with an alleged "SA" case and going through years of court hearings, Virtanen was only recently found to be innocent this past year. After learning that no NHL teams were interested in signing him, he made the choice to take his talents to the Swiss League, but it appears that's now down the drain..

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