Alex Formenton turns himself into London, Ontario police.

Alex Formenton turns himself into London, Ontario police.

Former NHL player Alex Formenton turned himself into police on Sunday in connection to an ongoing investigation.

Jonathan Larivee

Former National Hockey League player Alex Formenton has turned himself in.

News broke last week indicating that a number of unnamed players were expected to surrender to London, Ontario police in relatively short order in relation to a sexual assault investigation surrounding the 2018 World Junior Hockey Championship team that represented Canada at that tournament.

On Sunday, Formenton surrendered himself to police in connection with that investigation while his legal team maintained his innocence.

"The London Police have charged several players, including Alex Formenton, in connection with an accusation made in 2018. Alex will vigorously defend his innocence and asks that people not rush to judgment without hearing all of the evidence," Mr. Formenton’s legal team said in a statement as per the Globe and Mail.

Formenton, who was drafted in the second round (47th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft by the Ottawa Senators, played in 109 NHL games during his relatively brief career and has since gone on to continue his career in the Swiss League.

Formenton was currently playing there this season but, prior to today's news, his team had announced that the 24 year old forward would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team.

Stay tuned for more details.