Capitals’ Brendan Leipsic Apologizes After Misogynistic and Vulgar Messages Surface

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Wednesday evening, Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic apologized after misogynistic and offensive comments in private messages were leaked on social media.

Although it has not been officially confirmed, screenshots of Leipsic’s private Instagram messages showed misogynistic and vulgar language regarding women and various NHL players, which include his own linemates, Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway. It appeared Florida Panthers’ forward Jack Rodewald was also a part of the chat. As of this afternoon, Leipsic’s Instagram account is no longer active.

The team is aware of his comments and is looking into it, per a Capitals spokesperson. โ€œWe are aware of the unacceptable and offensive comments made by Brendan Leipsic in a private conversation on social media. We will handle this matter internally.โ€

The 25-year-old tweeted an apology a short time ago claiming his friend’s Instagram account was hacked:

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The NHL also issued a statement. It is possible Leipsic will face some kind of punishment.

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He is on his fifth team in the past five years. Leipsic signed a one-year, one-way contract worth $700K on July 1 with the Capitals. Prior to Washington, he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks, and Los Angeles Kings.

As a female, it is disturbing learning of Leipsic’s remarks. We don’t know what the outcome will be at this point, but I hope the league will hold him accountable. We will bring you updates as they become available.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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3 Responses to Capitals’ Brendan Leipsic Apologizes After Misogynistic and Vulgar Messages Surface

  1. Anonymous says:

    Caps dont have any time for this and I suspect he is gone after this year… I would add that I assume he called the GH and ND to apologize in person… I have made nasty comments in private and could see how they could be taken out of context… best to be careful all the time in this day and age

  2. Esteban says:

    Reason #1,682,751 why I stay off social media……especially when I’m drinking ๐Ÿ™‚

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