New York Islanders 2008 draft pick Corey Trivino has been arrested and kicked off the Boston University hockey team, according to BU Today, the BU web site published by the university's marketing and communications unit. Trivino was arrested Sunday night and charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery and two counts of breaking and entering.
The senior center led the Terriers in scoring at the time of his arrest. According to allegations, an intoxicated Trivino "entered the room of a female student and attempted to kiss and grope her" against her will, eventually leaving the room at the student’s insistence.
Also from BU Today:
Trivino, a Toronto native, pleaded not guilty to all charges at his arraignment yesterday in Brighton District Court. Judge David T. Donnelly set bail at $25,000 or surrender of Trivino’s Canadian passport and ordered Trivino to leave his BU dormitory room by 3 p.m. yesterday. Donnelly ordered a "status check" of the case on January 18.
No doubt more to come on this developing story, although the damage for all parties is done. A few other outlets which may have updates but pick up on BU Today reports at the time of this posting:
- Story stream at SB Nation's Boston hub.
- Daily Free Press, BU's independent student newspaper; WTBU Sports, a BU sports site.
UPDATES: Boston Hockey Blog has plenty, including noting that the student was an R.A. and that Trivino has had previous alcohol offenses. They also report Jack Parker had warned Trivino, tried to get him into alcohol abuse programs.
- Yahoo's Puck Daddy, which recounts Trivino's bumpy college career that finally appeared to be blossoming this year.
- h/t ArsenalLI for posting the FanShot at LHH
Trivino was selected 36th overall in the second round of 2008. His second-round Islanders classmates include Travis Hamonic, a top Islanders defenseman, and Aaron Ness, a defensive prospect who left Minnesota after last year and is with the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Amazing, the twists and lives affected when sports and alcohol and judgment collide. Just a few days ago in our Islanders prospect round-up we eyeing another big weekend and a first-star performance from Trivino. Just a month ago Trivino and his coach Jack Parker were describing his development as an all-around player in his senior year after overcoming injuries in previous years, with Parker predicting he would earn a contract from the Islanders.
Now Parker and Trivino's former BU teammates are left with "a big hole to fill." And Trivino -- and an alleged victim, obviously -- is left with bigger concerns than the future of his pro hockey career.
Since it's already come up, here's the NHL CBA, 8.6(c):
If a Player drafted at age 18 or 19 is a bona fide college student at the time of his selection in the Entry Draft, or becomes a bona fide college student prior to the first June 1 following his selection in the Entry Draft, and does not remain a bona fide college student through the graduation of his college class, his drafting Club shall retain exclusive rights for the negotiation of his services until the fourth June 1 following his selection in the Entry Draft. The Club need not make a Bona Fide Offer to such Player to retain such rights.
Trivino was drafted at age 18 in 2008 and became a BU freshman that year. This expulsion from the team -- and even if he is expelled or suspended from school -- should not change the June 1, 2012, deadline for his rights as far as the Islanders are concerned.
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