We are unpleasantly surprised by the result of the doping test of our former player Derek Smith, especially because he was still our player at the time of the test and with that he violated the club rules. Club's competent authority will in detail consider the whole situation and take measures to such irresponsible behavior of the player, especially because he was an active player of first (KHL) squad at the time of the test. The Club's point of view on this topic is well known to everyone - HC Medveščak Zagreb has zero tolerance for such practice that violate club rules. Derek Smith is no longer our player and his contract will not be extended, especially after the doping test result. The club will continue to explicitly require its players to comply the club rules which also includes the theme of doping and the consumption of unauthorized substances. Sport must be and remain clean, represent a sporty healthy lifestyle and such cases will be strictly punished. The club on this topic, at this time, will not give any additional comments or statements.
KHL Medveščak Zagreb- Communication department