Players suspended or fined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety or Hockey Operations during the 2019-20 season:


OffenderTeamDateGmsRulePenaltyLost SalaryDetails
Kane, EvanderSJS9/29/193Abuse of OfficialsGM Abuse of Officials$112,903.23Article
Lowry, AdamWPG10/26/192Boarding2:00$31,362.00Article
Lucic, MilanCGY11/2/192Roughing4:00$64,516.13
Foligno, NickCBJ11/9/193Elbowing5+GM$88,709.67
Hathaway, GarnetWSH11/18/193Unsportsmanlike (Spitting)Match$24,193.55
Bortuzzo, RobertSTL11/23/194Cross-checking2:00$67,073.17
Kerfoot, AlexanderTOR11/23/192Boarding2:00$37,634.41
Cernak, ErikTBL11/25/192ElbowingNone$7,500.00
Farabee, JoelPHI12/15/193Interference5+GM$14,919.35
MacDermid, KurtisLAK12/31/192Illegal Check to HeadNone$7,258.06
Perry, CoreyDAL1/1/205Elbowing5+GM$40,322.58
Kassian, ZackEDM1/11/202Aggressor4:00+GM $20,967.74
Lauzon, JeremyBOS2/8/202Illegal Check to HeadMatch$8,037.63
Kassian, ZackEDM2/13/207KickingNone$166,463.41Article
Kane, EvanderSJS2/14/203Elbowing2:00$256,097.56

* Preseason games


Paquette, CedricTBL9/26/19$2,500.00High-sticking2:00Article
Ritchie, NickANA10/16/19$4,121.89Roughing2:00Article
Helm, DarrenDET10/17/19$5,000.00Slashing5:00+GMArticle
Sundqvist, OskarSTL11/16/19$7,392.47Charging4:00
Johansen, RyanNSH12/3/19$5,000.00Elbowing5+GM
Kane, EvanderSJS12/3/19$5,000.00Elbowing5+GM
Tkachuk, BradyOTT12/7/19$2,486.56Cross-checking2:00
Lemieux, BrendanNYR12/8/19$2,000.00ElbowingNone
Girard, SamuelCOL12/18/19$1,957.88BoardingNone
Fabbri, RobbyDET12/21/19$2,419.35Spearing2:00
Stalock, AlexMIN12/21/19$2,000.00Diving/EmbellishmentNone
Tortorella, JohnCBJ12/29/19$20,000.00Comments toward officiating--
Pageau, Jean-GabrielOTT12/30/19$2,500.00Roughing2:00
Malkin, EvgeniPIT12/30/19$5,000.00High-sticking2:00
Cousins, NickMTL1/7/20$2,688.17Boarding2:00
Arvidsson, ViktorNSH1/7/20$2,000.00Diving/Embellishment2:00
Trouba, JacobNYR1/11/20$5,000.00Slashing5+GM
Lindgren, RyanNYR1/16/20$2,486.56Interference2:00
Roussel, AntoineVAN2/10/20$5,000.00Slashing2:00+10Article
Dumba, MattMIN2/11/20$5,000.00SlashingNoneArticle
Chara, ZdenoBOS2/12/20$5,000.00Cross-checking2:00
Julien, ClaudeMTL2/15/20$10,000.00Comments toward officiating-- Article

Suspensions do not include players suspended for off-ice violations, including violations of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program (e.g. VGK Valentin Zykov’s 20-game ban) or unacceptable off-ice conduct (e.g. 3-game suspension for WSH Evgeny Kuznetsov).



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: Hearing not required if less than $5,000; phone hearing if over $5,000.

Suspensions: Phone hearing required 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: