Toronto Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik is the most recent player to be fined for embellishment by the NHL. His latest dive, which resulted in a $2,000 fine, came during the Leafs’ game against the Washington Capitals on March 1. Midway through the second period, Panik was hooked by Caps defenseman Mike Green. Green was sent to the box for hooking.
After further review, the league has determined that Panik took a dive on the play.
Prior to the fine, Panik was issued a warning after diving in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on February 14. That dive was not detected on the ice. Panik was not penalized for diving during that game, nor did he draw any penalties.
Panik is the seventh player to be fined under the NHL’s new diving policy. Previous fines were issued to Cal Clutterbuck, James Neal, Michal Neuvirth, Gustav Nyquist, PK Subban, and Vincent Trocheck.
Keep track of the NHL’s convicted divers with our 2014-15 Dive Tracker