Goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak is facing 12 “domestic-related charges,” including a felony second degree assault charge, seven domestic simple assault charges, and three criminal threatening charges, following an alleged violent altercation with his girlfriend on Monday, according to this report in the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Bartosak, who was expected to open the season as the starting goaltender for AHL-Ontario, suffered a thumb injury that required surgery in October and was in Manchester as part of a conditioning assignment. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft.
According to the Union Leader, Bartosak is free on $10,000 cash/surety bond.
Because no plea can be entered to a felony charge in circuit court, a hearing was set for Dec. 16, when a judge will hear evidence and decide if there is probable cause to bind Bartosak over to the Hillsborough County Superior Court North for possible indictment.
Trial on the assault, threatening and stalking misdemeanors was set for Jan. 28, 2016.
The Kings prepared a statement Tuesday afternoon that read, “This is a very serious matter and these allegations represent a type of behavior we do not stand for. We will continue to gather information and comment further when appropriate.”