Former NHL player gets belligerent, demands cocaine on flight

Police are investigating incident

Jiri Hudler
Jiri Hudler (Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)

Jiri Hudler, former NHL forward, is facing backlash after he demonstrated alleged belligerent behavior on a Delta flight from New York to Prague.

CBS Sports reports Hudler apparently demanded the flight crew supply him with cocaine, and when they denied his request, threatened the flight attendant, telling her he would have his friends kill her upon arrival to Prague.

Hudler, who was reportedly drunk, is also accused of doing cocaine in the plane's bathroom, and attempting to urinate on a food cart. Hudler refutes the reports and says it was "just such a small incident." Police are currently investigating.

Hudler played for the Dallas Stars last season, but is not currently under contract with any team. In 2015, he was awarded the NHL's Lady Byng Trophy, which is given to the "player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability."