Ettinger was found dead in parents' home

Originally Published: July 29, 2003
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The minor league player from the Columbus Blue Jackets' organization who was found dead this weekend committed suicide, police said Tuesday.

Trevor Ettinger, 23, was discovered at his parents' home in Upper Kennetcook outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, by police responding to a 911 call Saturday.

"I can confirm that he died as a result of suicide,'' said Michelle Raoul Winters, spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia. "We have determined that there was no foul play, and the case has been closed.''

She would not release any more details.

Ettinger, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound left wing, split the past two seasons between Syracuse of the American Hockey League and Dayton of the East Coast Hockey League.

Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press