GLENDALE, ARIZONA — The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the club has waived rights to Mitchell Miller Miller was selected by the Coyotes in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft
“We have decided to waive the rights of Mitchell Miller, with immediate effect,” said Xavier Gutierrez, president of &, president of Coyotes “Before selecting Mitchell to the NHL Draft, we knew that a bullying incident took place in 2016 We don’t condone this type of behavior, but we welcomed it as a good learning time to work. with Mitchell to hold him accountable and give him the opportunity to be a leader in anti-bullying and anti-racism efforts We learned more about the whole issue and, more importantly, the impact it had on Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family What we learned does not align with the core values and vision of our organization. and led to our decision to relinquish our project rights On behalf of Arizona Coyotes property and our entire organization, I apologize to Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family We are building a model franchise on and off the ice and do whatever it takes for Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family, our fans and partners Mr. Miller is now a free agent and can pursue his dream of becoming an NHL player elsewhere “
“I fully support our decision to forgo Mitchell Miller’s draft rights,” said Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong “It was a unique situation for me not to be able to make this year’s draft and we were going through a transition with our screening department Mitchell is a good hockey player, but we have to do the right thing as an organization and not just as a hockey team I apologize to Isaiah and the Meyer-Crothers family for everything they have been through in recent months I wish them the best in the future “
The Coyotes’ top priority is to be a leader in diversity, inclusion and equity and the club will continue to work with many local organizations including Best Buddies, One Step Beyond and the American Special. Hockey Association to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities In addition, the Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation will seek to partner with local nonprofits fighting bullying and racism.
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