Golden Knights’ Lehner Files Bankruptcy

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Some major news involving the Vegas Golden Knights circulated on social media Friday, that being that goaltender Robin Lehner has been forced to file for bankruptcy.

According to the filing, which was put together on Dec. 30, Lehner estimates the worth of his assets to be between $1-10 million, while his debt to creditors is somewhere between $10-50 million. In the filings, it is noted that Lehner is the owner of RL Exotics LLC, “which operates a reptile farm in Plato, Missouri, which is an operating business with three employees, and which requires reptiles to be maintained and fed.”

The 31-year-old netminder, who has been on long-term injured reserve all season due to hip surgery, formed RL Exotics LLC back in 2019. Since that time, it is said to have lost plenty of value, which has played a big role in him filing bankruptcy.

As for potentially interested parties in the bankruptcy filing include the Golden Knights, Black Knight Sports & Entertainment, the NHL, Newport Sports Management, and a financial company known as Sure Sports Lending. It is worth noting that Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane also dealt with Sure Sports Lending in his bankruptcy filing back in January of 2021. The Golden Knights have not commented on the matter, but were informed by Lehner’s legal team prior to the situation becoming headline news. Obviously, this is an extremely unfortunate situation, but one that Lehner and his family can hopefully overcome.

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