Simon Gagné charged with impaired driving

Simon Gagné charged with impaired driving

Former National Hockey League star Simon Gagné faces impaired driving charges and is due to appear on Thursday for acts allegedly committed in July.

The 40-year-old man was arrested on July 31 in the municipality of Lac-Beauport where he has lived for several years. Two charges weigh against the one who is currently an associate coach with the Quebec Aces at the peewee AAA.

A charge of driving while his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit and another of impaired driving are on the record of the one who won the Stanley Cup in 2012 with the Los Angeles Kings.

Although the file returns to the Quebec City courthouse on Thursday, Mr. Gagné is not required to attend at this stage and may be represented by counsel. The ex-hockey player has no criminal history.

Impressive career

Drafted 22nd overall in 1998, Simon Gagné mostly made his mark with the Philadelphia Flyers. The former representative of the Remparts de Québec also participated twice in the Olympic Games in 2002 and 2006.

In 822 games in the NHL, he has scored 601 points.

Simon Gagné did not return our call.

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