The NHL Players’ Association is set to announce a $1 billion settlement with former St. Louis Blues forward Kevin Shattrick over his alleged role in the death of his father, and it’s looking like the former NHLer will become the next player to earn the award.
The NHLPA’s announcement comes less than two weeks after Shattenks family revealed that the 23-year-old has received a $100,000 settlement from the league over the death in 2011 of his mother.
In the settlement, the league said Shattricks mother, Debbie Shattock, was murdered by her husband, who Shattrons father was never charged with.
In its announcement on Friday, the union said it will provide $100 million in additional compensation to Shattons father and to the family of Debbie Shattenkowski, who was also murdered in 2011.
Shattenkirs lawsuit has been the subject of a criminal investigation since the year before the murder.
The union said that after the initial criminal investigation, the case was reviewed by the National Hockey League’s Criminal Investigation Division.
In a statement on Friday night, the NHL said the criminal investigation “followed several high-profile cases” that resulted in the league suspending some players for violating team rules.
The league also suspended Shattenkes father, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jaromir Jagr, for an additional game in 2013.
“The NHL is pleased to confirm that Kevin Shatks father Jaromier Jagr has agreed to pay $100 Million to the NHL for his wrongful death,” the union wrote in a statement.
“He has also agreed to provide a $250,000 award to the Shattkirs.”