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Adam Ruzicka Breaks Silence on Social Media for the First Time After Controversial Video Incident

Published February 26, 2024 at 1:56 PM

Adam Ruzicka has been in the headlines this week after Arizona terminated his contract, and now he has made a statement on social media for the first time since his termination.

Ruzicka Terminated After Posting Video With White Substance

An unfortunate sequence of events happened earlier this week when Adam Ruzicka posted a terrible video to his social media which appeared to contain illicit substances. Ruzicka, forward for the Arizona Coyotes, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol in the video.

Shortly after the video was posted, the Coyotes terminated Ruzicka's contract.

The Arizona Coyotes have placed forward Adam Ruzicka on unconditional waivers for purposes of terminating his contract. The Club will have no further comment at this time.

Ultimately, this is a sad and difficult situation for both parties. While there is clearly cause for the termination, Ruzicka obviously made a mistake that he is now paying for.

Ruzicka Addresses Fans in Social Media Post About Termination

Now, Ruzicka has taken to social media again, this time to post about the situation. He shared a message with his fans that he will learn from his mistakes and move forward.

"I made a big mistake and I will learn from it," vowed the former NHL forward. "I love you all and will be forever grateful. Adam."


Ruzicka, who is now a free agent, will have to find a new place to call home for his hockey career. It is unlikely that an NHL team will take a shot on him this close to the deadline, however, there is a chance that he can find a spot overseas.

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Adam Ruzicka Breaks Silence on Social Media for the First Time After Controversial Video Incident

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