Robin Lehner, goaltender for the Vegas Golden Knights, and his wife have filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Nevada, citing up to $50 million in debts to dozens of creditors.
In the filing, Lehner and his wife state that their assets are worth up to $10 million. The filing also lists up to 50 people and companies the couple owes money to, including a Wisconsin company that sued Lehner for $4 million for failing to make payments on a business loan. Additionally, money is owed on a collection of rare snakes that Lehner purchased for $1.2 million in 2017. Lehner signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Knights in 2020, however, he has spent the majority of the 2022-23 season recovering from hip surgery.
Though the exact reason for their financial struggles is unknown, it is important to note that filing for bankruptcy is not an uncommon practice, and it is one of the most common ways for people to manage their debt. Regardless of the reasons, filing for bankruptcy is a difficult decision and can be a difficult process. It remains to be seen how this situation will play out for Lehner and his wife, but it is clear that their financial situation has taken a turn for the worse.