- A 2009 player contract that included flights for a player’s family and a summer training program
- Providing seven players’ families with flights to the Portland area
- Providing a cell phone for its team captain for a period of three seasons
Johnston said the sanctions were extreme:
After fully cooperating with the league’s investigation, we were extremely surprised at the excessive nature of the sanctions and we don’t feel they are in line with the scope of the violations we were found to have committed.
Are you a Portland Winterhawks fan? What is your reaction to these sanctions?