Jordin Tootoo denies knowledge of alleged sexual assault in 2003

TORONTO (AP) – Jordin Tootoo and Nathan Paetsch have denied any involvement in an alleged group sexual assault while on Canada’s junior hockey team in 2003.

Tootoo, who was a member of the silver medal-winning team and played 13 seasons in the NHL with Nashville, Detroit, New Jersey and Chicago, released a statement Saturday calling for a full investigation into the “disturbing allegations”.

“I do not recall knowing or hearing about the incident in question during or after the tournament,” Tootoo wrote on Twitter. “I was shocked when I heard about this in the media and I will fully cooperate with any investigation.”

Regional Police in Halifax, Nova Scotia have opened an investigation into the incident that allegedly happened when the city hosted the international tournament 19 years ago. Hockey Canada said it learned of the alleged sexual assault on Thursday and immediately informed Sport Canada and Halifax Police.

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