Unfortunately for Minnesota 2009 7th round draft pick Erik Haula, "when you gotta go" wasn't really an option. Or an excuse. From Paul Walsh of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
An "extremely intoxicated" Minnesota Gopher hockey player stood on a street in Stillwater after bar closing time and urinated for others to witness, police said.Haula, who led the Gophers this season with 49 points in 43 games and attended the Wild's prospect development camp earlier this month, isn't the first hockey player to run amok in Minnesota. The past few years has seen Jordan and Eric Staal arrested for disorderly conduct and Dustin Byfuglien for boating under the influence (which was settled this past week as "careless boating"). Although this is not on the same level - Haula wasn't arrested nor did it in an elevator - for someone who represents both the collegiate and professional hockey teams in Minnesota, being cited is disappointing nonetheless.
Forward Erik Haula, 21, was cited for misdemeanor disorderly conduct early Saturday and then turned over to a friend, whom police described as "somewhat sober."
The officer wrote in his report that he witnessed Haula "urinating while standing on Water St. on the west side of the Freight House [restaurant and bar] in plain view of the bar crowd after bar closing."