Montreal Canadiens defenseman PK Subban is the first player to reach Level 3 under the NHL’s new diving policy. He has been fined $3,000 for diving after embellishing a play on March 12 against the Ottawa Senators.
Subban’s next dive will cost him $4,000. Two more, and Subban will be on the hook for $5,000; that one will also cost Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien $2,000.
His first fine, for $2,000, came after diving against the New York Rangers on January 29. He received an embellishment penalty on the play from the on-ice officials.
Previously, Subban had been issued a warning based on a dive in the Canadiens’ January 6 game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He’d also been called for a diving infraction earlier in the year, in a game against the Bruins in October.
For more on diving/embellishment, including a list of players fined for diving and embellishment penalties called, check out our 2014-15 Diving Tracker