Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley is suing his former agent and business adviser, Stacey McAlpine, and McAlpines parents for 11 million (Canadian), according to the Toronto Globe and Mail.The Globe and Mail reports that Heatley is alleging the defendants lured him into several real estate investments in the United States and Canada with promises of huge returns that never came to fruition. The paper reports that the lawsuit also alleges that McAlpine dipped into his bank accounts and make unauthorized withdrawals worth more than 4 million (Canadian).
Heatley, 31, was acquired by the Wild in a trade with the San Jose Sharks before last season and scored 24 goals with 39 assists. The three-time all-star has scored more than 40 goals four times but not since 2007-08. Still, his 24 goals led the Wild, and his 29 assists ranked second on the team.