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Ex-NHLer Opens Up About Purchasing Illegal Drugs


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Julien Trekker
August 21, 2023  (9:24)
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This summer, Viktor Lodin parted ways with the Ottawa Senators organization and returned to his homeland, signing a contract in Sweden. However, his journey back hasn't been as smooth as expected.

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A Bumpy Return

News broke last week that the SHL (Swedish Hockey League) had launched an investigation into a player allegedly involved in illegal drug purchases. Lodin himself stepped into the limelight yesterday, admitting he was the player under investigation and confirming that his team, IK Oskarshamn, has been providing support in his fight against addiction.
"I now hope to be able to look forward with positive feelings and that I can be a role model for other people who have gone through or are going through an addiction problem or for some other reason need a second chance and who take advantage of their new opportunity,"
Lodin said in a statement.
In light of the news, the director of IK Oskarshamn shared the club's perspective:
"The events in question lie in Viktor's previous problems, which IK Oskarshamn knew about when recruiting Viktor. Viktor has undergone treatment and together with IK Oskarshamn has entered into a collaboration where we have a plan that will ensure that Viktor will continue to be healthy and work for a positive future both as a person and as a hockey player. Both Viktor and the club agree on which rules and values ​​apply in society and in IK Oskarshamn. Both parties are determined to live by these,"

Building a Better Future

With his North American stint seemingly behind him, Lodin is turning over a new leaf in his home country. With the support of IK Oskarshamn, he's working to overcome his addiction and pave the way for a successful and long-lasting career in the sport he loves.
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