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Former NHL All Star Vincent Damphousse charged with six counts of domestic abuse

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Vincent Damphousse speaks during his retirement announcement as his wife Allana listens, during a news conference on Sept. 7, 2005 in Laval, Quebec. The former NHL star has been charged with six counts of assaulting his spouse. The alleged incidents occurred between January 2008 and just a few weeks ago. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)


Unfortunately real life can be ugly to talk about. Former Leafs/Habs/Sharks star Vincent Damphousse was arraigned on six charges of domestic abuse today for allegedly assaulting his wife Allana Henderson between the years 2008 and 2011.

Damphousse did not appear for his hearing and will be back in court over the summer. With any situations like this you always wait for the full story to come out before damning anyone but this obviously looks ugly for Damphousse. Domestic abuse is awful and for things to get to the point where the police get involved looks even worse. Here’s to hoping that Damphousse and his wife can get the help they need.

During his NHL career with four different teams, Damphousse was a solid scorer and ended his career with 1,205 points after playing 1,378 games with the Maple Leafs, Oilers, Canadiens, and Sharks. Damphousse retired from the NHL in 2005 before the league returned from the lockout.