The following is a list of all suspensions and fines enforced in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 2017–18 NHL season. It lists which players or coaches of what team have been punished for which offense and the amount of punishment they have received.
Based on each player's average annual salary, divided by number of days in the season (186) for first time offenders and games (82) for repeat offenders, salary will be forfeited for the term of their suspension. Players' money forfeited due to suspension or fine goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund, while money forfeited by coaches, staff or organizations as a whole go to the NHL Foundation.
Suspensions[edit | edit source]
† - suspension covered at least one 2017 NHL preseason game
‡ - suspension covered at least one 2018 postseason game
- Player was considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (player had been suspended in the 18 months prior to this suspension)
|Date of Incident||Offender||Team(s)||Offense(s)||Date of Action||Length||Salary Forfeited|
|Tom Wilson||Washington Capitals||Interference against Robert Thomas.||2 games†
|Andrew Desjardins||New York Rangers||Illegal check to the head of Miles Wood.||2 games†
|Tom Wilson||Washington Capitals||Boarding Samuel Blais.||4 games||$97,560.96|
|Erik Gudbranson||Vancouver Canucks||Boarding Frank Vatrano.||1 game||$18,817.20|
|Luke Witkowski||Detroit Red Wings||Automatic suspension for returning to the ice to take part in an altercation after being escorted off by an official.||10 games||$40,322.58|
|Matthew Tkachuk||Calgary Flames||Unsportsmanlike conduct.||1 game||$11,280.49|
|Radko Gudas||Philadelphia Flyers||Slashing Mathieu Perreault.||10 games||$408,536.59|
|Austin Watson||Nashville Predators||Boarding Dominic Toninato.||2 games||$11,827.96|
|Gabriel Landeskog||Colorado Avalanche||Cross-checking Matthew Tkachuk.||4 games||$119,815.68|
|Cedric Paquette||Tampa Bay Lightning||Boarding Torey Krug.||1 game||$4,368.28|
|Brenden Dillon||San Jose Sharks||Slashing Madison Bowey.||1 game||$17,580.65|
|Matthew Tkachuk||Calgary Flames||Unsportsmanlike conduct.||1 game||$11,280.49|
|Erik Johnson||Colorado Avalanche||Boarding Vladislav Namestnikov.||2 games||$64,516.12|
|Zac Rinaldo||Arizona Coyotes||Punching an unsuspecting Samuel Girard.||6 games||$22,580.64|
|Fredrik Claesson||Ottawa Senators||Illegal check to the head of Noel Acciari.||2 games||$6,989.24|
|Patrick Maroon||Edmonton Oilers||Interference against Drew Doughty.||2 games||$21,505.38|
|Andrew Cogliano||Anaheim Ducks||Interference against Adrian Kempe.||2 games||$32,258.06|
|Brad Marchand||Boston Bruins||Elbowing Marcus Johansson.||5 games||$373,475.60|
|Filip Forsberg||Nashville Predators||Interference against Jimmy Vesey.||3 games||$96,774.19|
|Alex Burrows||Ottawa Senators||Serving as the aggressor in an altercation/kneeing Taylor Hall.||10 games||$134,408.60|
|Dustin Brown||Los Angeles Kings||Kneeing Mikhail Sergachev.||1 game||$31,586.02|
|Miles Wood||New Jersey Devils||Boarding Vladislav Namestnikov.||2 games||$9,946.24|
|Boston Bruins||Interference against Frans Nielsen.||3 games||$96,774.19|
|Drew Doughty||Los Angeles Kings||Illegal check to the head of William Carrier.||1 game‡
|Toronto Maple Leafs||Boarding Tommy Wingels.||3 games‡
|Josh Morrissey||Winnipeg Jets||Cross-checking Eric Staal.||1 game‡
|Ryan Hartman||Nashville Predators||Illegal check to the head of Carl Soderberg.||1 game‡
|Evander Kane||San Jose Sharks||Cross-checking Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.||1 game‡
|Tom Wilson||Washington Capitals||Illegal check to the head of Zach Aston-Reese.||3 games‡
|Player totals:||87 games†
(4 preseason + 73 regular + 10 postseason)
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 1.^ All figures are in US dollars.
- 2.^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ As players are not paid salary in the preseason or postseason, no fines are generated for games lost due to suspension during those periods.
- 3.^ Desjardins was signed to a professional try out with the New York Rangers at the time of the incident.
Fines[edit | edit source]
Players can be fined up to 50% of one day's salary, up to a maximum of $10,000.00 for their first offense, and $15,000.00 for any subsequent offenses (player had been fined in the 12 months prior to this fine). Coaches, non-playing personnel, and teams are not restricted to such maximums.
Fines for players/coaches fined for diving/embellishment are structured uniquely and are only handed out after non-publicized warnings are given to the player/coach for their first offense. For more details on diving/embellishment fines:
|Incident Number1||Player Fine2||Coach Fine2|
|1||Warning (N/A)||Warning (N/A)|
- For coach incident totals, each citation issued to a player on his club counts toward his total.
- All figures are in US dollars.
Fines listed in italics indicate that was the maximum allowed fine.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 1.^ All figures are in US dollars.
- 2.^ Andersen was issued his first citation following an incident on November 24, 2017.
- 3.^ Cousins was issued his first citation following an incident on January 4, 2018.
- 4.^ Marchand was issued his first citation following an incident on November 29, 2017.
- 5.^ Matheson was issued his first citation following an incident on January 7, 2018.
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- "2017–18 NHL Official Rules", NHL. Retrieved on October 19, 2017.
- "NHL Department of Player Safety Education Videos", NHL. Retrieved on May 27, 2014.
- Glasner, Daniel. "Goal: Transparent NHL Player Discipline. Assist: Labour Law", March 24, 2014. Retrieved on May 27, 2014.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Department of Player Safety FAQs, nhl.com, 2015-08-31, <https://www.nhl.com/news/player-safety-questions/c-738846>
- Wilson Suspended Two Preseason Games for Interference, nhl.com, 2017-09-23, <https://www.nhl.com/news/capitals-tom-wilson-suspended-two-preseason-games/c-291294308>
- Desjardins Suspended for Two Rangers Preseason Games, nhl.com, 2017-09-25, <https://www.nhl.com/news/rangers-andrew-desjardins-suspended-two-preseason-games/c-291346004>
- Wilson of Capitals Suspended Four Games for Boarding, nhl.com, 2017-10-03, <https://www.nhl.com/news/capitals-tom-wilson-suspended-for-boarding/c-291551448>
- Gudbranson of Canucks Suspended One Game for Boarding, nhl.com, 2017-10-20, <https://www.nhl.com/news/vancouvers-erik-gudbranson-suspended-one-game-for-boarding/c-292116892>
- Witkowski Suspended 10 Games for Actions in Red Wings Game against Flames, nhl.com, 2017-11-16, <https://www.nhl.com/news/red-wings-luke-witkowski-suspended-10-games/c-293051844>
- Tkachuk Suspended One Game for Actions in Flames Game against Red Wings, nhl.com, 2017-11-18, <https://www.nhl.com/news/flames-matthew-tkachuk-suspended-one-game/c-293105772>
- Gudas of Flyers Suspended 10 Games for Slashing, nhl.com, 2017-11-19, <https://www.nhl.com/news/flyers-radko-gudas-suspended-10-games/c-293156150>
- Watson of Predators Suspended Two Games for Boarding, nhl.com, 2017-11-19, <https://www.nhl.com/news/predators-austin-watson-suspended-two-games/c-293156270>
- Avalanche Forward Landeskog Suspended Four Games for Cross-Checking, nhl.com, 2017-11-27, <https://www.nhl.com/news/colorado-avalanche-gabriel-landeskog-suspended-four-games-for-cross-checking/c-293418024>
- Paquette Suspended One Game for Boarding, nhl.com, 2017-11-30, <https://www.nhl.com/news/lightnings-paquette-suspended-one-game-for-boarding/c-293536642>
- Dillon Suspended One Game for Slashing in Sharks Game against Capitals, nhl.com, 2017-12-05, <https://www.nhl.com/news/sharks-brenden-dillon-suspended-one-game/c-293715392>
- Tkachuk Suspended One Game for Actions in Flames Game against Maple Leafs, nhl.com, 2017-12-07, <https://www.nhl.com/news/calgary-flames-matthew-tkachuk-suspended-one-game-for-unsportsmanlike-conduct/c-293771926>
- Avalanche Defenseman Johnson Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, 2017-12-17, <https://www.nhl.com/news/avalanche-defenseman-erik-johnson-suspended-two-games/c-294125102>
- Rinaldo Suspended Six Games for Actions in Coyotes Game vs. Avalanche, nhl.com, 2017-12-27, <https://www.nhl.com/news/zac-rinaldo-suspended-six-games/c-294388686>
- Claesson Suspended Two Games for Actions in Senators Game vs. Bruins, nhl.com, 2017-12-28, <https://www.nhl.com/news/senators-fredrik-claesson-suspended-two-games/c-294429118>
- Maroon Suspended Two Games for Actions in Oilers Game against Kings, nhl.com, 2018-01-03, <https://www.nhl.com/news/oilers-patrick-maroon-suspended-two-games/c-294624578>
- Cogliano suspended two games for interference, nhl.com, 2018-01-14, <https://www.nhl.com/news/ducks-andrew-cogliano-suspended-two-games/c-294953656>
- Marchand Suspended Five Games for Actions in Bruins Game against Devils, nhl.com, 2018-01-24, <https://www.nhl.com/news/brad-marchand-given-five-game-suspension/c-295264112>
- Predators Forward Forsberg Suspended Three Games for Interference, nhl.com, 2018-02-04, <https://www.nhl.com/news/predators-filip-forsberg-suspended-three-games/c-295629422>
- Burrows Suspended 10 Games for Actions in Senators Game against Devils, nhl.com, 2018-02-07, <https://www.nhl.com/news/senators-alexandre-burrows-suspended-10-games/c-295725412>
- Brown Suspended One Game for Kneeing in Kings Game against Lightning, nhl.com, 2018-02-11, <https://www.nhl.com/news/kings-dustin-brown-suspended-one-game/c-295861728>
- Wood Suspended Two Games for Actions in Devils Game against Lightning, nhl.com, 2018-02-18, <https://www.nhl.com/news/devils-miles-wood-suspended-two-games-for-boarding/c-296102926>
- Backes Suspended Three Games for Interference in Bruins Game, nhl.com, 2018-03-07, <https://www.nhl.com/news/bruins-david-backes-suspended-for-interference/c-296716536>
- Doughty Suspended 1 Game for Actions in Kings Game against Golden Knights, nhl.com, 2018-04-12, <https://www.nhl.com/news/kings-defeseman-drew-doughty-suspended-one-game/c-297934556>
- Kadri Suspended Three Games for Actions in Maple Leafs Game vs. Bruins, nhl.com, 2018-04-13, <https://www.nhl.com/news/torontos-nazem-kadri-suspended-three-games/c-297970162>
- Morrissey Suspended One Game for Actions in Jets Game against Wild, nhl.com, 2018-04-18, <https://www.nhl.com/news/winnipegs-josh-morrissey-suspended-for-cross-checking/c-298101252>
- NHL Suspends Hartman One Game, Will Miss Game 3 for Predators, nhl.com, 2018-04-19, <https://www.nhl.com/news/ryan-hartman-banned-one-game-for-nashville/c-298127830>
- Kane Suspended One Game for Actions in Sharks Game against Golden Knights, nhl.com, 2018-04-27, <https://www.nhl.com/news/sharks-evander-kane-suspended-one-game/c-298301900>
- Wilson Suspended Three Games for Actions in Capitals Game, nhl.com, 2018-05-02, <https://www.nhl.com/news/washingtons-tom-wilson-banned-three-games-for-illegal-check-to-head/c-298407388>
- Murphy, Mike (2017-09-13), Rangers Invite Andrew Desjardins to Camp on PTO, blueshirtbanter.com, <https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2017/9/13/16302118/new-york-rangers-invite-free-agent-center-andrew-desjardins-chicago-blackhawks-to-training-camp-pto>
- Bortuzzo of Blues Fined for Cross-Checking, nhl.com, 2017-10-09, <https://www.nhl.com/news/blues-defenseman-robert-bortuzzo-fined-by-nhl/c-291766024>
- Sobotka of Blues Fined $5,000, nhl.com, 2017-10-19, <https://www.nhl.com/news/vladimir-sobotka-of-st-louis-fined-5000-for-high-sticking/c-292073832>
- Hartman of Blackhawks Fined $2,320, nhl.com, 2017-10-25, <https://www.nhl.com/news/chicagos-ryan-hartman-fined-for-slashing/c-292263782>
- Three Players Fined for Unsportsmanlike Conduct, nhl.com, 2017-11-03, <https://www.nhl.com/news/kevin-hayes-alex-killorn-steven-stamkos-fined/c-292580724>
- Meier of Sharks Fined for Roughing Del Zotto, nhl.com, 2017-11-12, <https://www.nhl.com/news/sharks-timo-meier-fined-for-roughing/c-292913318>
- Scandella of Sabres Fined $5,000 for Slashing Hornqvist, nhl.com, 2017-11-15, <https://www.nhl.com/news/sabres-marco-scandella-fined-for-slashing/c-293003798>
- Blackhawks Forward Hayden Fined for High Sticking, nhl.com, 2017-11-23, <https://www.nhl.com/news/chicago-blackhawks-john-hayden-fined-for-high-sticking/c-293296632>
- Jets Defenseman Chiarot Fined for Butt-Ending, nhl.com, 2017-11-25, <https://www.nhl.com/news/winnipegs-ben-chiarot-fine-for-butt-ending/c-293351164>
- Wild Defenseman Dumba Fined for Unsportsmanlike Conduct, nhl.com, 2017-11-28, <https://www.nhl.com/news/wild-matt-dumba-fined-for-unsportsmanlike-conduct-penalty/c-293439254>
- Blackhawks Forward Kane Fined $5,000 for Slashing, nhl.com, 2017-11-28, <https://www.nhl.com/news/chicagos-patrick-kane-fined-5000-for-slashing-anaheims-nick-ritchie/c-293439248>
- Sharks Forward Thornton Fined $5,000 for Slashing, nhl.com, 2017-12-03, <https://www.nhl.com/news/joe-thornton-fined-for-slashing-sharks-vs-lightning/c-293638430>
- Senators Forward Burrows Fined $5,000 for Roughing, nhl.com, 2017-12-10, <https://www.nhl.com/news/alexandre-burrows-of-senators-fined-for-roughing/c-293886710>
- Abdelkader Fined for Spearing in Red Wings Game against Islanders, nhl.com, 2017-12-20, <https://www.nhl.com/news/detroit-red-wings-justin-abdelkader-fined-by-nhl/c-294212064>
- Andersen Fined for Diving/Embellishment in Maple Leafs Game vs. Vegas, nhl.com, 2018-01-04, <https://www.nhl.com/news/frederik-andersen-fined-for-diving-embellishment-in-toronto-game-vs-golden-knights/c-294641012>
- Savard Fined for Slashing in Blue Jackets Game against Panthers, nhl.com, 2018-01-08, <https://www.nhl.com/news/columbus-david-savard-fined-for-slashing/c-294778166>
- Brown Fined for Cross-Checking in Kings Game against Penguins, nhl.com, 2018-01-19, <https://www.nhl.com/news/kings-dustin-brown-fined-10000-for-cross-checking/c-295090682>
- Malkin Fined for Spearing in Penguins Game against Kings, nhl.com, 2018-01-19, <https://www.nhl.com/news/penguins-evgeni-malkin-fined-5000-for-spearing/c-295090690>
- Hall Fined for Boarding in Devils Game against Sabres, nhl.com, 2018-01-31, <https://www.nhl.com/news/devils-taylor-hall-fined-for-boarding-sabres-kyle-okposo/c-295473690>
- Oshie Fined for Cross-Checking in Capitals Game against Penguins, nhl.com, 2018-02-03, <https://www.nhl.com/news/capitals-tj-oshie-fined-for-cross-check-on-penguins-letang/c-295578156>
- Bowey Fined for Interference in Capitals Game against Jets, nhl.com, 2018-02-14, <https://www.nhl.com/news/madison-bowey-fined-for-interference-in-washington-game-against-winnipeg/c-295962390>
- Byfuglien Fined for Slashing in Jets Game against Capitals, nhl.com, 2018-02-14, <https://www.nhl.com/news/dustin-byfuglien-fined-for-slashing-in-winnipeg-game-against-washington/c-295960182>
- Engelland Fined for Cross-Checking in Golden Knights Game, nhl.com, 2018-02-14, <https://www.nhl.com/news/deryk-engelland-fined-for-cross-checking-in-vegas-game/c-295960508>
- Cousins Fined for Embellishment in Coyotes Game against Wild, nhl.com, 2018-03-09, <https://www.nhl.com/news/nick-cousins-fined-for-embellishment-in-arizona-game-against-minnesota/c-296742042>
- Marchand Fined for Embellishment in Bruins Game against Penguins, nhl.com, 2018-03-09, <https://www.nhl.com/news/brad-marchand-fined-for-embellishment/c-296742378>
- Ekman-Larsson Fined for Slashing in Coyotes Game against Avalanche, nhl.com, 2018-03-10, <https://www.nhl.com/news/coyotes-oliver-ekman-larsson-fined-for-slashing/c-296835644?tid=277549076>
- Stamkos Fined for Actions in Lightning Game against Maple Leafs, nhl.com, 2018-03-21, <https://www.nhl.com/news/steven-stamkos-fined-for-actions-in-tampa-bay-game-against-toronto/c-297168154>
- Bortuzzo Fined for Cross-Checking in Blues Game against Bruins, nhl.com, 2018-03-22, <https://www.nhl.com/news/blues-robert-bortuzzo-fined-for-cross-checking/c-297209768>
- Matheson Fined for Diving/Embellishment in Panthers Game against Senators, nhl.com, 2018-04-06, <https://www.nhl.com/news/mike-matheson-fined-for-diving-in-florida-game-against-ottawa/c-297679272>
- Cole Fined for Dangerous Trip in Blue Jackets Game against Canucks, nhl.com, 2018-04-01, <https://www.nhl.com/news/blue-jackets-ian-cole-fined-for-cross-checking/c-297549692>
- Marchand Fined for Cross-Checking in Bruins Game against Flyers, nhl.com, 2018-04-02, <https://www.nhl.com/news/brad-marchand-fined-for-cross-checking-in-boston-game-against-philadelphia/c-297570062>
- Kempny Fined for Cross-Checking in Capitals Game against Lightning, nhl.com, 2018-05-14, <https://www.nhl.com/news/michal-kempny-fined-for-cross-checking-capitals-vs-lightning/c-298609980>
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