The American judge scored it a 7.7. The NHL went with $2,000.

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Tony DeAngelo has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment.

DeAngelo’s first infraction, which resulted in a warning from the league, came against the Arizona Coyotes on October 31. Arizona’s Andrew Ladd was called for hooking, with DeAngelo assessed a minor for embellishment by referees Beau Halkidis and Chris Schlenker.


His second incident, which prompted the $2,000 fine, came on November 6 against the Florida Panthers. DeAngelo drew a hooking penalty on the play from Panthers defenseman Gustav Forsling. There was no call for embellishment on the play.


From the NHL:

NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below:

Citation # Player Fine(s) Head Coach Fine(s)*
1 Warning N/A
2 $2,000 N/A
3 $3,000 N/A
4 $4,000 N/A
5 $5,000 $2,000
6 $5,000 $3,000
7 $5,000 $4,000
8 $5,000 $5,000

* For head coaches, each FINE issued to a player on his club counts toward his total. Four FINES issued to one player or a club collectively results in the head coach receiving his first fine.

Citations are issued by the National Hockey League Hockey Operations Department, which tracks all games, logs all penalties for diving or embellishment, and flags all plays not called on the ice that in its opinion were deserving of such a penalty. A Citation is issued once Hockey Operations, through its internal deliberations, is convinced that a player warrants sanction.