Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak is facing 12 charges related to domestic violence following an incident with his girlfriend Monday afternoon.
He faces a felony charge of second-degree assault alleging that he tried to strangle his girlfriend. There are also seven “domestic simple assault charges” and three “criminal threatening charges” that allege he threatened to kill her. All of these allegations are outlined in sobering detail at the Union Leader.
Bartosak was released on $10,000 bail.
The Union Leader has the details on his hearing and trial
Because no plea can be entered to a felony charge in circuit court, a hearing was set for Dec. 16, when a judge will hear evidence and decide if there is probable cause to bind Bartosak over to the Hillsborough County Superior Court North for possible indictment.
Trial on the assault, threatening and stalking misdemeanors was set for Jan. 28, 2016.
The Kings have released a statement on the matter:
This is a very serious matter and these allegations represent a type of behavior we do not stand for. We will continue to gather information and comment further when appropriate.
Bartosak is also facing three criminal threatening charges, which allege that he told her:
-"If you don't have anything to say I'm going to kill you."
-"I'm going to punch you in the face if you don't say anything."
-"I hope you know I'm going to knock you out and put you to sleep before I leave."
Bartosak was a 5th round pick in the 2013 draft by the Kings and has played the last two seasons with the team’s former AHL affiliate the Manchester Monarchs (who are now the team’s ECHL affiliate). He was with ECHL Manchester on a conditioning stint when the alleged incident occurred.