WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police in New Jersey have decided not to file criminal charges against a former NHL player who now coaches a high school team.

Former NJ Devils player Jim Dowd in 2007. (Len Redkoles, Getty Images)

Jim Dowd played 17 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils. He coaches the Manasquan High School hockey team.

A complaint filed by a parent in Wall Township accused Dowd of kicking a 16-year-old player in the back on Jan. 7 when the team played Red Bank Regional.

In an emailed statement Friday, Wall Township Police Chief Robert Brice said that after an investigation his department won't file criminal charges against Dowd.


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