Players suspended or fined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for the 2016-17 season:
(For Diving/Embellishment fines issued by Hockey Ops, click here)
|Shaw, Andrew||MTL||9/27/16||3*||41 - Boarding||Major||None||Article|
|Hjalmarsson, Niklas||CHI||10/1/16||3*||42 - Charging||Match||$22,777.78||Article|
|Pearson, Tanner||LAK||10/2/16||4*||48 - Illegal Check||Major||$15,555.55||Article|
|Gudas, Radko||PHI||10/8/16||6||56 - Interference||Minor||$245,121.96.||Article|
|Weise, Dale||PHI||10/20/16||3||48 - Illegal Check||None||$39,166.68||Article|
|Pastrnak, David||BOS||10/26/16||2||48 - Illegal Check||Minor||$10,277.78||Article|
|Gilbert, Tom||LAK||11/1/16||3||41 - Boarding||None||$23,333.34||Article|
|Oleksiak, Jamie||DAL||12/10/16||2||48 - Illegal Check||None||$10,208.34||Article|
|Borowiecki, Mark||OTT||12/10/16||2||41 - Boarding||Major||$12,222.22||Video|
|Hoffman, Mike||OTT||12/14/16||2||59 - Cross-Checking||Major+GM||$57,638.88||Video|
|Eakin, Cody||DAL||12/15/16||4||42 - Charging||Major+GM||$85,555.56||Article|
|DeAngelo, Anthony||ARI||12/31/16||3||40.4 - Abuse/Officials||GM||$14,388.90||Article|
* Shaw: 3 preseason games
* Hjalmarsson: 2 preseason, 1 regular season
* Pearson: 2 preseason, 2 regular season
|Ott, Steve||DET||10/29/16||$2,222.22||62 - Spearing||None||Article|
|Ekman-Larsson, Oliver||ARI||11/3/16||$2,000.00||64 - Diving||None||Article|
|Vlasic, Marc-Edouard||SJS||12/14/16||$5,000.00||Dangerous Use of Stick||None|
|Kuznetsov, Evgeny||WSH||12/29/16||$2,000.00||64 - Diving||None||Article|
|Kreider, Chris||NYR||1/17/17||$5,000.00||Hitting Opponent With Helmet||None||Article|
Suspensions do not include players suspended for off-ice violations, including violations of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program (e.g., Zack Kassian). Fines do not include team fines (e.g., Kings’ fine for allowing Voynov to practice, Flyers’ fine for traveling on a restricted day).
A repeat offender is one who has been suspended for a second offense within 18 months of the previous offense. Repeat offender status only applies to the way fines and salary forfeiture is calculated. All disciplinary history is considered when determining a player’s suspension. Repeat offenders’ fines are calculated based on the number of games in a season: [(salary/82)*suspension length]. Others are calculated based on the days in a season: [(salary/195)*suspension length].
Fines: Not required if less than $5,000; phone hearing if over $5,000. Suspensions: Phone if up to five games; suspensions of six games or more require an in-person hearing be offered. If a player waives his right to an in-person hearing, he may still receive a suspension of six games or more via phone hearing.
Fines and Salary Forfeitures
Fines can be up to 50% of a player’s daily salary (salary/195). Fines may not exceed $10,000 for a first offense and $15,000 for a second offense within a 12-month period.
Evolution of a Suspension
A look inside the NHL Department of Player Safety’s process: