Statement from Don Fehr
Statement from NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr on Kyle Beach.
TORONTO (Oct. 27, 2021) – National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director Don Fehr issued the following statement today:
“Kyle Beach has been through a horrific experience and has shown true courage in telling his story. There is no doubt that the system failed to support him in his time of need, and we are part of that system.
In his media interview, Mr. Beach stated that several months after the incident he told someone at the NHLPA the details of what happened to him. He is referring to one of the program doctors with the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. While this program is confidential between players and the doctors, the grave nature of this incident should have resulted in further action on our part. The fact that it did not was a serious failure. I am truly sorry, and I am committed to making changes to ensure it does not happen again.”