Former Blackhawk Richard Panik arrested in Arizona for trespassing — reports

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Richard Panik was arrested in Arizona, according to multiple reports. | Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press

Former Blackhawks winger Richard Panik was arrested in Scottsdale, Arizona, for trespassing after reportedly refusing to leave a nightclub earlier this month, according to multiple reports.

Panik, 27, was arrested after he allegedly refused to leave the entrance of Bevvy, a champagne bar and cocktail lounge in Scottsdale, on April 8, according to ABC15 Arizona.

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Panik appeared intoxicated at the time of his arrest, according to the report, and was booked into Scottsdale City Jail for criminal trespass. He was released later with a criminal citation.

The Coyotes, who acquired Panik from the Hawks on Jan. 10, released a statement regarding Panik’s arrest to local media saying that the organization was aware of the incident and had “no further comment” while it gathers more information.

Panik played 37 games with the Hawks and 35 with the Coyotes this season. He totaled 14 goals and 21 assists and was plus-7


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