NHL team owner charged with assaulting his wife, police say

  • Andrew Barroway, 57, was arrested in Colorado while staying at an Aspen hotel with his wife.
  • Police say Barroway strangled his wife and he faces misdemeanor and felony assault charges.
  • The Arizona Coyotes have suspended Barroway as a minority owner, Aspen Daily News reports.

The man who once owned a majority stake in the Arizona Coyotes was arrested Thursday after a fight with his wife at a Colorado hotel, officials said.

According to Aspen Daily News, hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway, 57, has been arrested on felony charges of assault on suspicion of having a physical altercation with his wife at the Limelight Aspen in the city’s downtown . Police were called after hotel staff heard the couple loudly arguing, the local report said.

Barroway spent Thursday night in jail before posting bail, and now faces a full restraining order for his wife, a suspension from the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League and a drinking ban. the alcohol.

“She would like a full protective order,” Assistant District Attorney Tony Hershey said. “She wants absolutely no contact with him. If he doesn’t leave Aspen, he’ll have to stay somewhere else.”

The Scottsdale resident is currently a minority owner of the Coyotes, but owned the majority between December 2014 and July 2019, according to Aspen Daily News. The Arizona Coyotes provided the outlet with two statements.

The first statement was around 4:45 p.m. Friday: “We are aware of the allegation regarding Mr. Barroway and we are working with the League to gather more information. When we have enough information, we will have an appropriate response.” Until the investigation is complete, we will have no further comment.”

Then, at 5:23 p.m., the team said: “The National Hockey League is aware of the arrest of Arizona Coyotes minority owner Andrew Barroway. Pending further information, he has been suspended indefinitely. ”

According to the affidavit obtained by Aspen Daily News, Barroway’s wife “had bruises on her ankles, knees and blood on her hands.”

“I don’t want to ruin my prenup with him, so I didn’t want to say anything bad about him,” she said in the affidavit.

Barroway will be cleared to travel, but is due back in court on April 3.


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