Donald Brashear, a former player for the Montreal Canadiens, is reportedly working at a Quebec City Tim Hortons outlet.
Multiple outlets are reporting that Brashear is serving coffee at a location of the chain on Bouvier Street, just north of the Vanier neighbourhood. Brashear earned over $15 million in the course of his career, having played 19 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Habs, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Washington Capitals, and the Vancouver Canucks (his longest stint, from 1996 to 2002).
In another NHL connection, the Tim Hortons location is owned by another former Habs player, Pierre Sévigny, who was on that team in the early to mid-90s. Sévigny confirmed to Le Journal de Québec that he had employed 47-year-old Brashear at the coffee chain. While Le Journal suggested that Sévigny employed the former enforcer due to widespread labour shortages in the fast food industry (particularly around Quebec City), no confirmation of that theory has been provided.
Brashear’s final season in the NHL was back in 2010, and in the years since, he has been in the news on a few occasions. Brashear founded a property company named Brash87, although it filed for bankruptcy in 2018, with some $2 million owed to various creditors. Last month, Brashear also faced a Quebec City court over a cocaine possession charge, and has also been twice convicted for assault. After his second conviction (in 2012), the assault victim also successfully sued Brashear for damages.
- L’ex-hockeyeur Donald Brashear sert du café au Tim Hortons [Journal de Québec]
- Quebec Fast Food Chains Face Staff Shortages [EMTL]
- Report: Brashear arrested for cocaine possession [TSN]
- Une entreprise de Donald Brashear fait faillite [Journal de Montréal]