News came out on Wednesday morning that Donald Brashear, a former millionaire player in the National Hockey League, is now working in a Tim Hortons outlet in Quebec City and serving coffee to customers.
The report was originally made by the Journal de Quebec and TVA Nouvelles after the former NHL enforcer was recognized by customers. After that, many other outlets shared the news.
The Tim Hortons franchise is owned by another former NHL player, Pierre Sévigny. Sévigny informed the paper that he’d hired Brashear to help out. Brashear got in hot water this summer as he appeared in court in Quebec City to face charges of mischief and drug possession.
While he was born in the United States, Brashear grew up in Val-Bélair near Quebec City. He played more than 1,000 games for five NHL teams between 1993 and 2009, most notably the Montreal Canadiens. He scored 85 goals over the course of his career but fans will always remember him for his talents as a fighter in the league.
Brashear might have made millions of dollars in the NHL, but after his retirement in 2010, he found himself entangled in legal and financial problems.
This is a great way to get back on track. But of course, we needed a bit of controversy and the National Post offered it on a silver plate by posting the news on Brashear with a picture of Georges Laraque.
It was quickly noticed by fans and other insiders who mentioned it on social media, which prompted Laraque himself to call out the National Post. The outlet eventually apologized and changed the picture.
What a blunder! We all know they are not the same person. Check out this fight between the two beasts: