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Senators’ Pinto First Modern NHL Player Suspended for Gambling

Oct 27, 2023

The NHL has brought the hammer down for its first modern-day gambling-related suspension.

On Thursday, the league announced it suspended Ottawa Senators forward Shane Pinto for 41 games — half an NHL season — for “activities related to sports wagering.”

A league statement emphasized that its investigation did not find any evidence that Pinto bet on NHL games. It’s not immediately clear what the 22-year-old did to warrant the suspension, but a league wagering partner alerted the NHL to unusual activity coming from an account belonging to Pinto, according to Sportsnet.

Pinto will not appeal the suspension, per an agreement between the league, player, and NHL Players’ Association. The league considers the matter closed barring any new evidence.

Source: Front Office Sports

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