Senators Star Erik Karlsson’s Wife Seeks Protection Order From Mike Hoffman’s Girlfriend Over Harassment Claim

NHL star Erik Karlsson’s wife Melinda alleges fiancée of teammate Mike Hoffman led harassment campaign.


In this, extremely difficult year for the family of Senators star Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda has sought a protection order against teammate Mike Hoffman’s longtime girlfriend, Monika Clark, over the harassment.

Hoffman’s fiancée allegedly led a harassment campaign targeting NHL star and his wife unborn child they lost in March, according to The Ottawa Citizen.


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Melinda filed in an Ottawa court accusing Monika of posting “over 1000 negative and derogatory statements about me as a professional.”

Melinda swore in the court “Monika Caryk has uttered numerous statements wishing my unborn child dead,” Melinda swore in the court. “She also uttered that she wished I was dead and that someone should take out my husband’s leg to end his career.”

Talking to the newspaper, Hoffman said:

There is a 150% chance that my fiancée Monika and I are not involved in any of the accusations that have been pursued, (that are) coming our way. We totally understand there’s no place for cyberbullying."

He added “We’ve offered to co-operate and do anything it takes to find out who is doing this and support Karlsson. Obviously, this is a tough time that they’re going through, and we want to find out who is doing this.”

On Tuesday the Senators announced an investigation has already started and we will take every necessary step to protect and ensure the safety of Karlsson family.