Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner being sued for fraud

He's in a world of hurt right now.



The Vegas Golden Knights lost goaltender Robin Lehner for the entire 2022-23 season after he underwent hip surgery. His varying health status combined with his inconsistent play in net since coming to Sin City have many questioning why the team acquired him at the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline despite having the beloved veteran Marc-Andre Fleury in net.

Not only did Lehner file for bankruptcy this past December, but now, a new wrinkle has been added to the situation. According to a recently released report, the Golden Knights goaltender has now found himself facing fraud claims from Aliya Growth Fund, a creditor in his bankruptcy case. 

Lehner, who listed $5.2 million in assets and $27.3 million in liabilities in his bankruptcy case in December, is also facing fraud claims from American Express on outstanding credit card bills up to $95,000 they say he incurred when he hired a bankruptcy attorney; they also claim that $60,000 of that amount was spent in "tropical fish stores" in both Nevada and Florida. 

Per the report via The Athletic

"Aliya’s lawyers wrote that the Lehners solicited and received significant sums of money from AGF “by making materially false and misleading representations.” The alleged untruths concerned the Lehners’ alleged failure to disclose litigation, other loans, the truth about their assets and intent and ability to repay the loan.

Specifically, Aliya listed 24 separate loans, totaling $21 million, that the Lehners allegedly did not disclose in their loan application, as well as 11 different litigation matters (many of which were closed at the time) and unpaid taxes."

As if that weren't all, the company owned by Lehner's family known as Solarcode is being sued for allegedly failing to repay a business loan to the tune of a cool $3.9 million. 

And as you may remember, it was Lehner who bought $1.2 million worth of exotic snakes and reptiles from the late reptile breeder Ben Renick in 2017; Lehner allegedly hasn't completed those payments, leading to further litigation against him.