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NHL's Mike Richards Charged with Drug Possession ... In Canada

8/27/2015 8:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0827-mike-richards-getty-01Ex-L.A. Kings player Mike Richards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance over an incident involving prescription drugs ... TMZ Sports has learned.  

As we previously reported, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were investigating the NHL player for allegedly transporting Oxycodone across the border back in June.   

Now, we've learned he's been charged with a crime -- and if convicted as a first time offender, he faces up to 6 months behind bars. 

He's due to appear in court in Canada next month. 

NHL's Mike Bossy Reunited with Legendary Puck ... Thanks to Famous Rich Guy

8/22/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0821-gavin-maloof-stadium-TMZ-01NHL God Mike Bossy just got a HUGE assist from a famous rich guy -- Gavin Maloof -- who shelled out a fortune to reunite Mike with a legendary hockey puck ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We broke the story, Bossy lost his famous "50 in 50 puck" -- which he used to score his 50th goal in 50 games back in '81 -- 30 years ago, after his daughter mistakenly gave it away

The guy who ended up with the puck put it up on eBay back in May -- and when Maloof caught wind of the sale, he tells us he felt compelled to take action to help Bossy get it back. 

"I said, 'We need to get this puck. It means a lot to Mr. Bossy,'" Maloof tells TMZ Sports.

"50 goals in 50 games. Only a handful of people have ever done that. I needed to buy this puck. I don't care how much it costs."

Long story short ... Maloof sealed the deal for just under $7,000 and immediately got on the horn to get in touch with Bossy so he could give it back.  

"We invited Bossy to Las Vegas, put him up in the Bellagio and are taking him out tonight for a nice steak dinner."

When Bossy got to Sin City, he authenticated the puck and checked out the model for the hockey rink Maloof is hoping to build if the NHL green lights his plan to start a new franchise in Vegas. 

As for Mike's daughter, Maloof says Bossy joked that she's finally out of the dog house -- "Once he got the puck back, he let her know that she's finally off the hook."


NHL's Patrick Kane Gets Cut from EA Sports

8/12/2015 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0812_patrick_kane_nhl_coverChicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane will no longer be on the cover of EA's "NHL16" due to the criminal investigation he's now facing.

Kane was slated to be on the cover of the game for the second time but EA just released a statement saying they're pulling the plug.The company said he won't be on the cover and he also will not be involved in any promos for the game. 

As we've reported ... Kane is under investigation for an alleged incident that went down with a woman in an Upstate NY bar. 

No charges have been filed.

Jarret Stoll Signs $800k Contract ... After Skating On Drug Charge

8/10/2015 11:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Things keep getting better for Jarret Stoll ... the NHL star just signed a 1-year, $800k contract with the N.Y. Rangers ... only months after being arrested for allegedly smuggling coke into a Vegas pool party.

As TMZ Sports previously reported ... Stoll -- a free agent -- got a sweet deal from prosecutors ... completely avoiding jail relating to his April arrest. Still, people wondered if a team would take a chance on signing him.

The Rangers did ... and there's more good news -- Erin Andrews is still hanging in there. The couple double dated this weekend at Disneyland!


Patrick Kane Reports: Rape Investigation Launched

8/6/2015 8:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0806-patrick-kane-getty-01Chicago Blackhawks superstar Patrick Kane is the subject of a police probe into an alleged bar incident involving another woman -- and there are reports it's a rape investigation.

The alleged incident went down at a bar in the upstate NY town of Hamburg ... just outside Buffalo. Kane is from the area and stays there in the off-season.

So far cops are keeping tight-lipped about the investigation ... which was first reported by the Buffalo News. It's unclear when this went down, but sources tell us Kane is known to frequent a few bars in the small town during the summer months.

Kane was arrested in 2009 for assaulting a Buffalo taxi driver over 20 cents. He pleaded guilty, and got off with an apology to the cabbie.

He helped the 'Hawks win the Stanley Cup this year, and also in 2010 and 2013.

NHL's Mike Richards NHL Notified About Oxycodone Drama ... At Canadian Border

6/30/2015 3:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0630-mike-richards-GETTY-01NHL officials have been notified that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation into ex-L.A. Kings player Mike Richards involves the prescription drug oxycodone ... multiple sources tell TMZ Sports

Our sources say Richards was stopped while crossing from the United States into Canada on June 17th ... and we're told he was questioned about oxycodone pills, a powerful painkiller. 

For the record, Richards has NOT been charged with a crime.   

However, he has since been cut from the team for "a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player's Contract."

We reached out to Richards' agent for comment multiple times but haven't heard back. Canadian officials refused to comment, citing privacy laws.   

But a rep for the NHL Players Association tells us, "We are in the process of reviewing the facts and circumstances of this matter, and will discuss the situation with the player in order to determine the appropriate course of action." 

Erin Andrews Back On with Jarret Stoll ... After Coke Bust

6/30/2015 6:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0630-erin-andrews-jarret-twitterSeems NHL star Jarret Stoll dodged TWO bullets after his cocaine arrest in Vegas -- 'cause not only did he duck jail, but now it seems he managed to hang on to his celeb GF too! 

For the first time since he was busted allegedly trying to smuggle coke into a Vegas pool party, Stoll was out in public with his longtime girlfriend Erin Andrews

There were rumblings Andrews dumped his ass after the Vegas drama ... but the two hit up a NASCAR event at the Sonoma Raceway this weekend ... acting as couply as they used to be. 

As we previously reported, Stoll was facing 4 years behind bars ... but struck a plea deal in which he basically has to do some community service. 

Dude's gettin' second chances all around -- don't blow it. 

[h/t Busted Coverage]

Jarret Stoll Dodges Bullet In Coke Case ... No Jail

6/25/2015 9:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0625-jarrod-stoll-getty-01L.A. Kings hockey star Jarret Stoll just cut a great deal in his Vegas cocaine case -- because the felony drug possession charge was dropped and he'll do NO jail time.  

As we previously reported, Stoll -- boyfriend of Erin Andrews -- was busted on April 17th for allegedly bringing cocaine and ecstasy to a Vegas pool party. 

Now, we've learned ... Stoll struck a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead guilty to 2 misdemeanors -- breach of peace and trespass. 

Stoll was facing up to 4 years behind bars for the drug charge ... instead, he won't spend one minute in jail and will NOT be on probation.  

As part of the agreement, Stoll will launch a hockey program for at risk kids in Vegas and also work with the Salvation Army. 

In a statement issued through his lawyer, David Chesnoff, Stoll says ... "Now that the case has been resolved I am committed to meeting all of my obligations to the court am grateful for the chance to offer guidance and share positive life lessons to kids as part of the resolution of this matter."

"My focus remains on hockey and I am looking forward to getting back on the ice next season."


Chicago Blackhawks Topless Turn Up w/ Stanley Cup ... And World Famous DJ

6/16/2015 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616_blackhawks_team_shirtless_celebration_launchThe Chicago Blackhawks brought a 6-pack to the Stanley Cup celebration -- with defenseman Johnny Oduya ripping his shirt off in the middle of a nightclub ... in a crazy celebrity turn up!  

Oduya -- along with teammates Corey Crawford, Brandon Saad, Kris Versteeg and Scott Darling -- hit up The Mid nightclub in Chicago ... where they used Lord Stanley's favorite piece of silverware to sip expensive bubbly, like so many have before.  

And who was supplying the beats? World famous DJ ($32 millon a year famous) Tiesto -- who pumped the club full of EDM and hip-hop hits while the crowd went insane! 

At some point in the night Oduya's shirt came off ... dude's got some championship abs. 

Check out the pics.

Chicago Blackhawks Kid Smacked with Bottle ... In Stanley Cup Melee

6/16/2015 7:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0616-main-blackhawks-injury-getty-01A small child was struck in the face with a bottle ... and appeared to be bleeding ... during the crazy Stanley Cup celebrations in Chicago last night. 

The child -- unclear how old he is -- was carried to paramedics near Wrigley Field to be treated ... this according to the Washington Post. 

So far, the kid's condition is unclear ... but it was just one part of the madness that took over the Windy City when the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup.  

People swarmed the streets ... climbed traffic lights ... ripped down street signs ... and set off fireworks. 

At least 5 people were arrested, according to the Chicago Tribune.

There's more ... in keeping with tradition, a bunch of fans toilet papered the home of Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville to celebrate. 




NHL Legend Mike Bossy My Super Rare Puck Is On eBay ...And I Want It Back!!

5/24/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0522-mike-bossy-hockey-puck-TMZ-GETTY-01NY Islanders Hall of Famer Mike Bossy is eyeing a legendary NHL puck on eBay, but  refuses to pay a dime -- 'cause in his mind he's the rightful owner, and he's pissed someone's trying to sell it off.

Here's the deal ... in 1981, Bossy scored 50 goals in 50 games -- a feat only accomplished by 4 other players -- but about 30 years ago the treasured 50th puck slipped out of his hands.

We spoke to the eBay seller, Jake Jacobson ... a HUGE Islanders fan and former swim coach, who claims he ended up with the prized puck when Bossy's young daughter gave it to him as a thank you for her swimming lessons.

A couple years ago he contacted Bossy and offered to return it, but claims Bossy "didn't really seem interested." He says Bossy offered him a signed stick and that's about it. "He couldn't even meet. It just wasn't a good offer."

0522-hockey-puck-ebay-art-EBAY-01So, now Jacobson's gone the eBay route, and Bossy's ready to drop the gloves. The Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum -- which also wants the puck -- tells us, "Mike's position is, if the puck was mistakenly given to the seller, it's his rightful property. He shouldn't have to buy it back."

Bossy hasn't lawyered up, and Jacobson's pressing forward with the auction ... which ends Tuesday. Here's the thing ... his opening bid is $850, and he has ZERO offers.

He says he's not worried ... "I've gotten a few offers this week outside of the auction. I want a true Islanders fan to have the puck. Bossy had his chance to get it back."

Jarret Stoll Working on Mind & Body ... After Vegas Drug Arrest

4/24/2015 11:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Embattled NHL star Jarret Stoll is looking to get his chakra back in order after his Las Vegas drug arrest ... hitting a yoga studio today for a full mind and body workout. 

Stoll returned to L.A. after being charged with possession of cocaine and molly last Friday -- after he was busted trying to bring the drugs into a Vegas pool party (allegedly). 

On his way out of the yoga studio, Stoll told us he was doing well ... but didn't feel like talking about the fallout from the arrest ... or the current status of his relationship with Erin Andrews


Hilary Duff Divorce Child Custody Fight On

4/22/2015 3:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0422-hilary-duff-mike-comrie-tmz-02Hilary Duff's estranged husband isn't giving up their son without a fight ... Mike Comrie just responded to her divorce filing, and is demanding joint custody. 

In the docs, the ex-hockey star says he wants to share custody of 3-year-old Luca. As we previously reported ... in her divorce petition, Hilary asked for primary physical custody of Luca -- and only wanted Mike to get visitation.

Sources connected with the couple tell us Hil is worried about Mike's parenting due to his partying ways. In fact, she filed for divorce the day after Comrie was reportedly drunkenly propositioning women at Mastro's in Bev Hills.

Comrie acknowledges they have a prenup -- just as Hilary did -- to sort out their property and support issues, but clearly ... little Luca is going to be a point of contention. 


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