Players suspended or fined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety or Hockey Operations during the 2018-19 season:


OffenderTeamDateGmsRulePenaltyLost SalaryDetails
Domi, MaxMTL9/19/20185*51 - RoughingMatchNoneVideo
Bortuzzo, RobertSTL9/25/20182*/145 - ElbowingNone$6,182.80 Video
Wilson, TomWSHTBD

* Preseason games



Suspensions do not include players suspended for off-ice violations, including violations of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program (e.g. Nate Schmidt) or unacceptable off-ice conduct (e.g. Austin Watson).

Repeat Offenders

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: