LA Kings assistant facing sex abuse charge resigns
Los Angeles Kings assistant coach Mark Hardy has resigned while
facing a fourth-degree charge of felony sexual abuse.
In a statement issued Sunday, the Kings said Hardy resigned on
Hardy’s attorney says the former NHL defenseman has entered an
alcohol treatment program.
Hardy was arrested last month in Washington, D.C., after a woman
said he fondled her in a hotel room after a night of heavy
drinking. He is scheduled to return to court July 1.
The 51-year-old Hardy had spent 21 years with the Kings as a
player and a coach. After seven seasons in the Chicago Blackhawks’
organization, he returned to Los Angeles in August 2008 to join
Terry Murray’s staff.