Diving (also called embellishment) is a term used in ice hockey to describe a player trying to get the attention of the referee by embellishing an infraction from an opposing player in an attempt to draw a penalty. Usually, when diving is called a player from each team receives a penalty, one for diving and the other for the initial infraction, but this is not required.
NHL[edit | edit source]
Players who dive, as well as the coaches of the diving players, may also be additionally fined or cited by the league as supplemental discipline for diving.
|NHL Fines for Diving/Embellishment|
|Incident Number1||Player Fine2||Coach Fine2|
|1||Warning3 (N/A)||Warning3 (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 only handed out after non-publicized warnings are given to the player/coach for their first offense.
References[edit | edit source]
- NHL Official Rules. Retrieved on 20 April 2011.
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