Former Los Angeles Kings and Manchester Monarchs defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended for the 2019-20 season due to “unacceptable off-ice conduct,” the NHL announced Tuesday.
Voynov, 29, recently applied for reinstatement to the NHL. He was indefinitely suspended in October 2014 after being arrested following an altercation with his wife. Police responded to Voynov’s house in Redondo Beach, Calif., and said he punched, kicked and choked his wife. Voynov, who was a member of the Los Angeles Kings at the time, entered a no-contest plea in July 2015.
Last July, a conviction in that case was dismissed by a Los Angeles judge. The Kings terminated Voynov’s six-year, $25 million contract after his arrest and placed him on their voluntary retired list.
Voynov played 256 games for the Monarchs in the AHL from 2008-13.