VANCOUVER - Retired National Hockey League player and current broadcaster Louie DeBrusk has been charged with assault and mischief in relation to an incident in Vancouver on Jan. 9.
Vancouver police said the 39-year-old resident of Edmonton was arrested following witness complaints at about 1:30 a.m. that Sunday of a man having assaulted four men and damaged two taxi cabs. Police said the accused was arrested without incident.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor, police said, adding that no one was seriously injured.
DeBrusk is currently a game analyst covering Edmonton Oilers games for Rogers Sportsnet. On the Friday before his arrest, the Oilers played in Vancouver, where they lost 6-1 to the Canucks.
DeBrusk played with the Oilers from 1991 to 1997, had shorter stints with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Phoenix Coyotes, and also played for several teams in the American Hockey League.
Police said DeBrusk has been charged with four counts of assault and two counts of mischief under $5,000. He is scheduled to make a court appearance on Thursday.
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