Montreal police have issued an arrest warrant for retired NHL superstar Guy Lafleur.
Lafleur's lawyer, Jean-Pierre Rancourt, revealed Wednesday that the hockey legend is being sought for providing contradictory evidence on the witness stand at his son's bail hearings.
Guy Lafleur played 14 of his 17 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.
Rancourt said he was "shocked" by the warrant because Lafleur, a hockey Hall of Famer, shouldn't be considered a flight risk, and will turn himself in Friday morning.
Lafleur, 56, testified last September that his son, Mark, was abiding by a court-imposed curfew as he stayed with his parents in their Ile Bizard, Que., home.
But a month later, Lafleur testified before Superior Court Justice Carol Cohen that he knew of the 12:30 a.m. ET curfew, yet, when Mark was on weekend leave from the Maison Exode halfway house, he twice drove his son to hotels to give him privacy with his teenage girlfriend.
"He respected it — except for twice — when he asked if he could go to a hotel," Lafleur testified. "I thought that, at 22, he had a right to some intimacy."
Cohen later revoked Mark's bail, noting in her ruling that Lafleur was aware his son was breaking the conditions of his bail, yet did nothing to stop him.
Son still in jail
Mark Lafleur, 23, faces more than 20 criminal charges, including sexually assaulting a minor, armed assault, uttering threats and forcible confinement between 2004 and 2007.
He remains in jail, pending a trial.
Guy Lafleur spent his first 14 NHL seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, then ended a three-year retirement to play three more seasons with the New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques.
Drafted first overall by Montreal in 1971, he compiled 560 goals and 1,353 points in 1,127 NHL games before retiring for good in 1991.With files from the Canadian Press