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Report: Officer spots Wild prospect peeing in public

Jul 27, 2012, 10:27 PM EST

Erik Haula #10 of Finland kneels down after losing to Russia in overtime during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Finland and Russia on January 2, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. Russia won 4-3 in overtime.
(January 1, 2011 - Source: Rick Stewart/Getty Images North America) Erik Haula #10 of Finland kneels down after losing to Russia in overtime during the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship game between Finland and Russia on January 2, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. Russia won 4-3 in overtime. (January 1, 2011 - Source: Rick Stewart/Getty Images North America)

File this one under bizarre.

The Pioneer Press, who are citing a police report, stated that Erik Haula was recently caught peeing in public. Haula was drafted by the Minnesota Wild in 2009 and currently plays for the University of Minnesota

When the an officer found him engaged in that particular activity, Haula appeared to be “extremely intoxicated.” This occurred after 2am on July 22 near a bar in downtown Stillwater.

The police report states that Haula was seen “in plain view of the bar crowd.”

Fortunately, again according to the report, Haula cooperated with the police and agreed that public urination isn’t an activity he should participate in. Haula was ultimately “released to a friend who was somewhat sober” and cited for disorderly conduct.

The University of Minnesota has been informed of the incident. Coach (Don) Lucia “has spoken to Erik and will handle it as an internal team matter,” according to Director of Athletics Communications Garry Bowman.

  1. DTF31 - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Earth shattering!

  2. grillmarks - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Don’t become Patrick Kane, Erik.

  3. claysbar - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    21 year old intoxicated male pees on telephone pole. Really, really?

  4. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    Here I thought I was reading ProFootballTalk

    • paperlions - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:10 PM

      Nah, if it was PFT, they would have called for a long suspension and been up in arms about the irresponsible behavior of players during the typical long moralizing diatribe.

  5. hockinj25 - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    When you gotta go, you gotta go. Nothing you can do about it.

    • scottybcboy - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:44 PM

      Agreed. Why can dogs piss when and where they want and humans can’t?

      • 19inarow - Jul 28, 2012 at 3:14 PM

        You obviously don’t live near any bars.

  6. lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    D@MMIT DADOUN. Don’t say “Wild Prospect” and then put Joel Armia on the splash! It looks too much like Granlund and we don’t need his sweet name tainted before he’s even played a friggin game in the NHL.

  7. treydogg97 - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Nothing but cougar bars in downtown Stillwater…

  8. mclovinhockey - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    I’m peeing in public right now as well…

  9. 950003cups - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    How dare thy prospecteth pissith in thy public! Hath he not known to whom it is he playeth for? Hark unto his soul when Prince Parise unleasheth thy wrath upon thee!!

  10. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    If this story was about Soup Can Sid, that city would have been flooded.

    • soupcanarmygeneral - Jul 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM

      if this story was of soup can sid this is what would have went down…
      Officer sees someone peeing in public…
      Officer: HEY WHAT ARE YOU DOING
      Crosby: oh, Fancy Peeing you here….
      Officer: are you…. are you peeing of james neal?
      Crosby: Hell yeah, thats what the soup can army is all about.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM

      Sid has a…large bladder?

  11. 950003cups - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Where did Sid get Soup Can from?

  12. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    From Soup Can Trojan Troy, his dad. The pure girth in the Crosby bloodline practically throws the earth out of orbit.

  13. 950003cups - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    His dad? He got nicknamed after his dad’s wiener? That can’t be right. How did that all start?

  14. savior72 - Jul 28, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    It happens

  15. jnealsmeatymember - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I already said what wuld hav happened if it was Soup Can. Plus, they wuld hav found the cop washed up on the shore of the Allegheny river gurgling on sids golden goodness.

  16. irish412 - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Remember when TJ Oshie got in trouble for an elevator incident like this? The Gopher fans wanted major infractions to the Sioux hockey team.. Wonder why they are saying nothing about penalties now? It’s always a little different when it’s your team, right Minnesota?

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:08 PM

      Yup. What’s your point?

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