Doyle charged with assault (UPDATED)
Wednesday September 30th 2009, 8:22 am

New York Rangers 2008 fifth round pick Chris Doyle has been charged with assault in his hometown of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  The forward, who’s played the the past three years for the PEI Rocket of the Quebec Major Junior League, allegedly assaulted one woman and damaged the laptop computer of another woman last Friday and is now facing charges of “assault causing bodily harm” and “willfully damaging property”.

Doyle was released after spending the night in jail and will continue practicing and playing with the team while he awaits his October 22 court date.  For more see The Guardian and CBC.

The 19-year old found himself in trouble on the ice earlier this month when he was suspended for four games for deliberately colliding with an official.

UPDATE 10/01/09 11:08 PM – Here’s some additional information from the CBC, which reveals that Doyle is accused of breaking a 21-year old woman’s nose and causing two lacerations requiring stitches.

Doyle doesn’t necessarily fall under my Wolf Pack- and Russian-centric sphere of influence, but I posted the CBC link above via Twitter last night and Newsday’s Steve Zipay mentioned it as a Beyond the Blueshirts story on his blog this morning, so I wanted to make sure people could find the info if they came looking.

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    If he is indeed guilty of these charges, I hope he pays for it in this life or the next. Jack@$$.

    Comment by #14 09.30.09 @ 11:33 am

    wow brendan shannahan reads this blog! cool!
    i’m curious to see how this situation plays out… the CBC link has most people doubting the validity of the “victim’s” claims, throwing around words like “gold digger.” i’m just surprised people dig for gold in major junior players not NHL or even AHLers. odd…

    Comment by Amos 09.30.09 @ 12:09 pm

    Yo #14

    I bet until you read the link you had no idea who Chris Doyle was but the name calling and rush to judgment was OK.

    Maybe you should find yourself in the same situation so we can demand a pound of flesh from you

    Comment by Jess 10.01.09 @ 4:37 am

    thanks for reading my mind jess… you’re good at that!

    Comment by Amos 10.01.09 @ 9:01 am

    Maybe it’ll turn out that this was a case of mistaken identity and we’ll find out that Doyle was never even there. But if the reports prove true, you’re going to have a real hard time convincing me that anything justifies hitting a woman.

    Comment by laurie 10.01.09 @ 11:27 pm

    yeah i’m right there with you laurie on both fronts… when i’ve tried to youtube chris doyle a lot of times i come up with random videos shot by some dude and his drunk friends it seems like. either way, it’s too early in the season for scandal! how bout we drop the puck for a few months before this stuff erupts? i hope it comes to a conclusion, a peaceful one at that.

    Comment by Amos 10.02.09 @ 8:42 am

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