Engquist attended the Wild-Vancouver game with his brother, Peter, getting seats directly behind the visitors' bench as a gift from their father: "I was just standing straight up applauding as he was getting kicked out. He was out of control. And then I said, 'Way to be professional,' and he obviously didnít care for that comment and decided to grab me and almost dragged me over the rail. If my brother wasnít grabbing me and the other player wasn't grabbing him, he probably would have dragged me over the edge."
Engquist did not hear from the NHL brass as of 4:30 p.m. CT, however he called the Xcel Energy Center operations department and they put him in touch with NHL Security. He gave a statement a little bit ago.
"This is a crazy incident. Iíve seen a lot of hockey in my day, and Iíve never seen someone actually come into the stands and assault a fan," said Engquist.
Engquist said he is "definitely seeking legal representation. ... I was assaulted, that's just the bottom line."
Engquist said he didn't receive an apology from the league, Rypien or the Canucks. He said he hasn't heard anything from the Wild.