Calgary defender Travis Hamonic refused to take part in the resumption of the National Hockey League (NHL) season. This was reported by the club press service.
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On Saturday night, the NHL announced that the season would resume on August 1. Each player has the right to refuse to participate in the remainder of the season, for this he has 72 hours from the date of the agreement. Hamonic, 29, was the first player to use this option.
“Earlier this evening, Travis called and informed us that he decided to take the opportunity to refuse to participate in the resumption of the season,” said Calgary general manager Brad Treliving. – Travis explained that he made this difficult decision due to family circumstances. Although we will miss Travis in the lineup, we understand and respect his decision. We are focused on preparing for the training camp and the upcoming NHL games. ”
Hamonic spent 50 matches in the NHL regular season this season, in which he scored 12 (3 goals + 9 assists) points.