LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 35-year-old former pro hockey player is facing prison time and will have to register as a sex offender after taking a plea deal in Las Vegas in a case alleging he sexually assaulted a girl under 14 years of age over a four-year period.
Prosecutor Alexandra Chrysanthis said Friday that Michael McBain pleaded guilty Thursday in Clark County District Court to reduced charges of attempted sexual assault and attempted lewdness with a child.
McBain's lawyer, Robert Draskovich, was unavailable Friday for comment.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( ) that McBain faces two to 40 years in prison at sentencing Jan. 30.
McBain played for the Tampa Bay Lightning from 1997 to 1999 and for the minor league Las Vegas Wranglers from 2003 to 2008.

Top NHL Public Bets

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Kings load up for stretch run   The NHL trade deadline doesn’t pass until later in the week. Los Angeles, though, launched a major pre-emptive strike over the weekend.
Thumbnail Toews & Co. rounding into form On Friday, the Blues showed center Patrik Berglund the money. Will they make Central Division rival Chicago pay the price tonight?
Thumbnail East barn-burner on tap in nation's capital Connor McDavid has already accomplished a great deal during his brief career. But can the 20-year-old wunderkind power Edmonton past the league-leading...
Thumbnail New York still has work to do down the stretch The Rangers’ recent power-play drought is well-documented. Nonetheless, special teams issues certainly haven’t curtailed New York’s charge up the...
Thumbnail Gibson and Co. in need of bounce-back effort Fans and pundits alike raised their eyebrows when the Bruins relieved coach Claude Julien of his duties on Feb. 7. Now, though, any and all apprehension...

NHL Team Pages