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Mike Milbury was a fiery NHL player back in the day. Then, he was a fiery coach of the Boston Bruins. Then, he was a fiery GM for the Islanders before coming a fiery analyst for NESN and later for NBC and Versus. Now, he’s a fiery assistant coach for a pee-wee hockey team in Brookline.
Milbury has been accused of assaulting a 12-year-old hockey player earlier this month at a youth hockey game in Brookline.
According to the Boston Herald, “after Milbury’s son and a player for the other team got into a scrape on the ice, Milbury charged out onto the rink and verbally berated and grabbed and shook the 12-year-old opposing player.”
Milbury was not arrested, but he has been summonsed to Brookline District Court to answer the charges. He will be charged with one count of assault and battery on a child, one count of threats to commit a crime, and disorderly conduct.
“Mike Milbury denies any allegations that there was an assault of any kind. He simply intervened in an altercation between his son and an opposing player. No one was struck, no one was injured and no one was threatened,” Millbury’s lawyer Dan Rabinovitz said in a statement.
Again, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. But it’s clear to me that Milbury had no business charging onto the ice, especially because he probably knows he has difficulty controlling his temper.
Want proof that he has a bad temper?
In 1979, Bruins defenseman Mike Milbury charged into the stands (watch at 2:25 for Milbury)..
For now, Milbury will not provide analysis to NBC broadcasts while he focuses “on his affairs.”