Thursday, April 15, 2004

NHL Settles with Cecil Family

A sad story, but it will force the NHL to install netting to protect all the fans from errant pucks.

Brittanie Cecil

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The parents of a girl killed by a hockey puck received approximately $700,000 out of a $1.2 million a settlement [attorneys received 42%] reached with the National Hockey League and other groups, according to a copy of the settlement made public Wednesday.
She died two days after she was struck by a deflected shot from Blue Jackets center Espen Knutsen.
Cecil was the first fan ever killed at a National Hockey League game.

Financial Details In Hockey Death Settlement Released [Sports Law Blog]

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