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BUFFALO Authentic Daniel Sedin Jersey , N.Y. (AP) — A former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager pleaded guilty Thursday to harassing a 19-year-old male hotel shuttle driver and might now face a possible lawsuit.Randy Lee entered the plea to a violation charge of harassment in Buffalo City Court just before his nonjury trial was to begin. He declined comment when leaving the courthouse.The 57-year-old Lee was charged with inappropriately touching himself while making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of the driver while attending the NHL’s pre-draft scouting combine in May.He was sentenced to time already served — one night in jail — and ordered to pay a mandatory $120 surcharge but was not fined. The maximum penalty for harassment is 15 days in jail and a $250 fine.The driver’s attorney, Charles Desmond, said the plea “confirms my client’s version of what happened,” and is something he intends to use in preparing to file suit against Lee and the Senators.Without going into detail, Desmond alleged the Senators are liable because they continued to employ Lee despite being aware of him doing similar things in the past.Lee was suspended by the Senators in June and resigned in August after 23 years with the team, including the past five as assistant general manager and GM of the team’s American Hockey League affiliate.In June, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said there has “never been an incident recorded” involving Lee while employed by the team.Erie County District Attorney John Flynn told The Associated Press he was prepared to proceed with the trial after rejecting Lee’s offer to plead guilty to disorderly conduct, also a violation. Flynn said he consulted with the victim, who was adamant that Lee plead guilty to harassment.Flynn also said he had taped evidence he was prepared to play in court of Lee acknowledging the driver’s accusations after being arrested.“Yes Womens Derek Dorsett Jersey , he confessed,” Flynn said. “That evening, he made admissions to the Buffalo Police Department.”Lee was arrested on May 31 at his downtown Buffalo hotel, which is about a five-minute drive from HarborCenter, a hockey and hotel complex that was hosting the combine.According to a police report, Lee was picked up by the driver at a HarborCenter restaurant and bar and asked to sit in the front passenger seat.Lee then began touching and eventually massaging the driver’s shoulder despite being told to stop. The driver then became frightened when he looked around the streets for help while stopped at a red light, and Lee said: “Don’t worry, no one will see us.” He then grabbed the driver’s shoulder for a third time.At that point, Lee turned in his seat to face the driver and made lewd comments while touching his own genitalia. Lee stands at least 6-foot-2 Auston Matthews Jersey , about a foot taller than the driver.Upon dropping Lee off at the hotel, the driver alerted hotel security, who then contacted police.The AP does not generally identify victims of a sex crime.Desmond previously said the driver is in counseling and taking medication after experiencing “emotional distress.”Desmond had preliminary contact with Dennis Vacco, who has been hired by the Senators to represent them in the event of a lawsuit. Desmond said he intends to contact Vacco again to determine if the two sides can reach a settlement. If not, Desmond said he plans to file suit in early January.Vacco did not return a message.While most harassment cases don’t make it to trial, Flynn said he was obligated to continue because of the driver’s wishes.“The difference here was that I had a victim who was violated and who was strongly willing to come forward and testify in court,” Flynn said. “And when I have a victim who has that posture, I have to respect that, and I have to do my job to give the victim justice.” LOS ANGELES (AP) A lot of things would have been predicted when the struggling Chicago Blackhawks found themselves down by two goals in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings.Just about everything Connor Brown Jersey , but what did happen.The Blackhawks, who had lost seven consecutive road games and 11 of their last 13 overall, rallied with four third-periods goals to stun the Kings 5-3 on Saturday.Jonathan Toews broke a tie on a power-play goal with 1:58 left and a Blackhawks team out of the playoff race shocked a Kings team that had won three straight.”It’s right in front of us that we can be the spoilers,” Toews said. ”Play loose, play smart and work hard the way we did tonight. We can put pressure on teams like them and make them make mistakes.”Chicago tied it with 5:36 to go when Los Angeles’ Derek Forbort failed to clear the puck in front of the net, instead sending it right to Vinnie Hinostroza for a shot past goalie past Jonathan Quick.Then with Los Angeles’ Tanner Pearson off for hooking, Toews beat Quick for his 17th of the season.Patrick Kane added an empty-net goal for Chicago, Jordan Oesterle and Artem Anisimov also scored, and Anton Forsberg made 29 saves.The Kings scored all their goals in the second period Frederik Andersen Jersey , Pearson, Alec Martinez and Alex Iafallo all finding the net. Quick stopped 20 shots.The Kings were called for four penalties in the third, including a double penalty on Drew Doughty for hooking and then unsportsmanlike conduct.”It’s pretty obvious, right?” Kings coach John Stevens said. ”Let’s not deny the elephant in the room. Totally undisciplined play today. We let them back in the hockey game. It’s totally unacceptable.”You’re part of a team and everything should have the best interest of the hockey team. We put ourselves in an undisciplined situation in the third period and it ended up costing us.”The Blackhawks pulled within one on the 4-minute power play in third period, when Anisimov fired in his 19th goal off a rebound of a Toews’ shot. It was his second goal in as many games for Anisimov.”He’s always in the middle of the ice and that’s where goalies have the toughest time trying to stop it,” said Chicago coach Joel Quenneville. ”It’s a high quality chance. It’s not easy to get there, and he gets rewarded.”The Kings are just one point ahead of the rival Anaheim Ducks for the third playoff spot in the West. The Ducks host the Blackhawks on Sunday.”It definitely doesn’t hurt your confidence when you can find ways to win games coming from behind on the road against a team like them,” Toews said. ”Hopefully it’s the type of thing we can keep going with that same kind of effort.”For a struggling, injury-riddled Blackhawks team Womens Jake Gardiner Jersey , it was a much needed victory.”The disappointing thing these last few months is we know we’re underachieving and we know we’re not scratching the surface as far as our potential goes,” Toews said.”This was huge,” Hinostroza said. ”That’s a great team over there, and says a lot about our team in here to go down like that and come back. It feels really good.”NOTES: Kings forward Dustin Brown picked up his 300th career assist. … Chicago’s last road win came on Jan. 30th in Vancouver, 2-1. … Pearson’s goal was his second in two games, after not scoring in his previous 15 games. … The Blackhawks had another goal waived in the first period for goalie interference.UP NEXTBlackhawks: At Anaheim on Sunday.Kings: Host Washington on Thursday night.—

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