Flames prospect Michael Ferland files lawsuit

Flames prospect Michael Ferland filed a $90,000 counterclaim against the man he was acquitted of...

Flames prospect Michael Ferland filed a $90,000 counterclaim against the man he was acquitted of assaulting outside a Cochrane bar (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency/Files)

KEVIN MARTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:31 PM ET

CALGARY - Calgary Flames’ prospect Michael Ferland has filed a $90,000 counterclaim against the man he was acquitted of assaulting outside a Cochrane bar.

In court documents filed at Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench, Ferland says that not only is he not liable for the injuries suffered by Jayson Eyma, but is the victim of malicious prosecution.

A lawyer for Eyma filed a statement of claim June 9, the same day the plaintiff took the stand in Ferland’s jury trial, seeking damages of $250,000 for injuries he suffered in a July 29, 2012 incident.

But in he defence and counterclaim, filed by his trial lawyer, Michael Bates, Ferland says it is he who was wronged.

In the court documents, as he did on the witness stand, Ferland says he was acting in self-defence after Eyma attacked him outside the Stageline Saloon.


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