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2016–17 NHL suspensions and fines

The following is a list of all suspensions and fines enforced in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 2016–17 NHL season. It lists which players or coaches of what team have been punished for which offense and the amount of punishment they have received.

Based on each player's average annual salary, divided by number of days in the season (180) for first time offenders and games (82) for repeat offenders, salary will be forfeited for the term of their suspension. Players' money forfeited due to suspension or fine goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund, while money forfeited by coaches, staff or organizations as a whole go to the NHL Foundation.

Contents

SuspensionsEdit

* - suspension carried over from 2015–16 season

- suspension covered at least one 2016 NHL preseason game

- suspension covered at least one 2017 postseason game

 R  - Player was considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (player had been suspended in the 18 months prior to this suspension)

Date of Incident Offender Team(s) Offense(s) Date of Action Length Salary Forfeited1
March 9, 2016 Jarred Tinordi Arizona Coyotes Violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.[1]2 March 9, 2016 28 games*†2
(16 2015–16 regular season + 8 preseason + 4 2016–17 regular season)
$161,878.14
April 24, 2016 Brayden Schenn Philadelphia Flyers Charging T.J. Oshie.[2] April 26, 2016 3 games*3 N/A
September 27, 2016 Andrew Shaw Montreal Canadiens Boarding Connor Hobbs.[3] September 29, 2016 3 games
(3 preseason)
N/A
October 1, 2016 Niklas Hjalmarsson Chicago Blackhawks Charging Ty Rattie.[4] October 3, 2016 3 games
(2 preseason + 1 regular season)
$22,777.78
October 2, 2016 Tanner Pearson Los Angeles Kings Illegal check to the head of Brandon Davidson.[5] October 5, 2016 4 games
(2 preseason + 2 regular season)
$15,555.56
October 8, 2016 Radko GudasR Philadelphia Flyers Interference against Austin Czarnik.[6] October 10, 2016 6 games $245,121.96
October 20, 2016 Dale Weise Philadelphia Flyers Illegal check to the head of Korbinian Holzer.[7] October 21, 2016 3 games $39,166.68
October 26, 2016 David Pastrnak Boston Bruins Illegal check to the head of Dan Girardi.[8] October 28, 2016 2 games $10,277.78
November 1, 2016 Tom Gilbert Los Angeles Kings Boarding Nick Ritchie.[9] November 3, 2016 3 games $23,333.34
December 10, 2016 Jamie Oleksiak Dallas Stars Illegal check to the head of Chris VandeVelde.[10] December 11, 2016 2 games $10,208.34
December 10, 2016 Mark Borowiecki Ottawa Senators Boarding Tyler Toffoli.[11] December 11, 2016 2 games $12,222.22
December 14, 2016 Mike Hoffman Ottawa Senators Cross-checking Logan Couture.[12] December 16, 2016 2 games $57,638.88
December 15, 2016 Cody Eakin Dallas Stars Charging Henrik Lundqvist.[13] December 16, 2016 4 games $85,555.56
December 31, 2016 Anthony DeAngelo Arizona Coyotes Physical abuse of an official.[14] January 1, 2017 3 games $14,388.90
February 12, 2017 Gustav Nyquist Detroit Red Wings High-sticking Jared Spurgeon.[15] February 15, 2017 6 games $158,333.34
February 14, 2017 Antoine Vermette Anaheim Ducks Physical abuse of an official.[16] February 16, 2017 10 games4 $97,222.22
February 19, 2017 Jacob Trouba Winnipeg Jets Illegal check to the head of Mark Stone.[17] February 20, 2017 2 games $33,333.34
February 25, 2017 Brandon Manning Philadelphia Flyers Interference against Jake Guentzel.[18] February 27, 2017 2 games $10,833.34
March 8, 2017 Tom Sestito Pittsburgh Penguins Boarding Tobias Enstrom.[19] March 9, 2017 4 games $12,777.76
March 11, 2017 Kevin Shattenkirk Washington Capitals Charging Kevin Gravel.[20] March 12, 2017 2 games $47,222.22
March 19, 2017 Matthew Tkachuk Calgary Flames Elbowing Drew Doughty.[21] March 20, 2017 2 games $10,277.78
March 21, 2017 Rasmus Ristolainen Buffalo Sabres Interference against Jake Guentzel.[22] March 23, 2017 3 games $90,000.00
March 22, 2017 Roman Polak Toronto Maple Leafs Boarding Oliver Bjorkstrand.[23] March 23, 2017 2 games $25,000.00
March 25, 2017 Micheal Haley San Jose Sharks Roughing Calle Jarnkrok.[24] March 27, 2017 1 game $3,472.22
April 1, 2017 Dalton ProutR New Jersey Devils Interference against Radko Gudas.[25] April 3, 2017 2 games $38,414.64
April 4, 2017 Brad MarchandR Boston Bruins Spearing Jake Dotchin.[26] April 6, 2017 2 games $109,756.10
April 6, 2017 Nick Ritchie Anaheim Ducks Roughing Michal Rozsival.[27] April 7, 2017 2 games
(1 regular season + 1 postseason)
$4,967.59
April 14, 2017 Matt Calvert Columbus Blue Jackets Cross-checking Tom Kuhnhackl.[28] April 15, 2017 1 game
(1 postseason)
N/A
Player totals: 93 games†‡
(15 preseason + 76 regular season + 2 postseason)
$1,132,296.675
  1. All figures are in US dollars.
  2. Suspension accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health.[1] Only sixteen games remained in the Arizona Coyotes season at the time of the suspension, so the remaining four games were served at the start of the 2016–17 NHL season; as he was mid-suspension, Tinordi was also barred from playing in any preseason games.
  3. As the Philadelphia Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs, Schenn's suspension was instead made to be served in his first three games of the 2016–17 NHL regular season.[2]
  4. Suspension was appealed by Vermette and the NHLPA on February 16, 2017. On February 25, 2017, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced he had heard the appeal and was upholding the original 10 game suspension levied to Vermette.[29]
  5. This figures does not include salary forfeited for Tinordi's suspension, as that was accounted for last season.

FinesEdit

Players can be fined up to 50% of one day's salary, up to a maximum of $10,000.00 for their first offense, and $15,000.00 for any subsequent offenses. Fines listed in italics indicate that was the maximum allowed fine.

Coaches, non-playing personnel, and teams are not restricted to such maximums.

Fines for players/coaches fined for diving/embellishment are structured uniquely and are only handed out after non-publicized warnings are given to the player/coach for their first offense. For more details on diving/embellishment fines:

Date of Incident Offender Team Offense Date of Action Amount1
October 29, 2016 Steve Ott Detroit Red Wings Spearing Zdeno Chara.[30] October 30, 2016 $2,222.22
November 3, 2016 Oliver Ekman-Larsson Arizona Coyotes Diving/Embellishment (second citation).[31] November 10, 2016 $2,000.00
December 14, 2016 Marc-Edouard Vlasic San Jose Sharks Dangerous use of the stick.[32] December 16, 2016 $5,000.00
December 29, 2016 Evgeny Kuznetsov Washington Capitals Diving/Embellishment (second citation).[33] January 5, 2017 $2,000.00
January 17, 2017 Chris Kreider New York Rangers Hitting Cody Eakin with his helmet during a fight.[34] January 18, 2017 $5,000.00
January 21, 2017 Peter Holland Arizona Coyotes Punching an unsuspecting Ondrej Palat.[35] January 24, 2017 $3,611.11
January 24, 2017 Brad Marchand Boston Bruins Dangerous trip against Niklas Kronwall.[36] January 26, 2017 $10,000.00
January 31, 2017 Keith Yandle Florida Panthers Diving/Embellishment (second citation).[37] February 9, 2017 $2,000.00
March 4, 2017 Jake Muzzin Los Angeles Kings Diving/Embellishment (second citation).[38] March 10, 2017 $2,000.00
March 5, 2017 Johnny Gaudreau Calgary Flames Diving/Embellishment (second citation).[39] March 10, 2017 $2,000.00
April 18, 2017 Leon Draisaitl Edmonton Oilers Spearing Chris Tierney.[40] April 19, 2017 $2,569.44
May 2, 2017 P.K. Subban Nashville Predators Diving/Embellishment (second citation).[41] May 10, 2017 $2,000.00
May 18, 2017 Ryan Getzlaf Anaheim Ducks Inappropriate remark towards an official.[42] May 20, 2017 $10,000.00
Player totals: $50,402.77
  1. All figures are in US dollars.

Further readingEdit

  • "NHL Department of Player Safety Education Videos". NHL. Archived from the original on March 19, 2014. Retrieved May 27, 2014.
  • Glasner, Daniel (March 24, 2014). "Goal: Transparent NHL player discipline. Assist: labour law". Canadian Lawyer. Retrieved May 27, 2014.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Coyotes' Tinordi suspended 20 games, nhl.com, March 9, 2016
  2. ^ a b Flyers' Schenn Suspended Three Games, nhl.com, April 26, 2016
  3. ^ Andrew Shaw Suspended Three Preseason Games, nhl.com, September 16, 2016
  4. ^ Niklas Hjalmarsson Suspended through Season Opener, nhl.com, October 3, 2016
  5. ^ Tanner Pearson Suspended for Illegal Hit to the Head, nhl.com, October 5, 2016
  6. ^ Radko Gudas of Flyers Suspended Six Games, nhl.com, October 10, 2016
  7. ^ Dale Weise Suspended Three Games, nhl.com, October 21, 2016
  8. ^ David Pastrnak Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, October 28, 2016
  9. ^ Kings' Tom Gilbert Suspended Three Games for Boarding, nhl.com, November 3, 2016
  10. ^ Jamie Oleksiak Suspended for Two Games, nhl.com, December 11, 2016
  11. ^ Mark Borowiecki Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, December 11, 2016
  12. ^ Mike Hoffman Suspended for Two Games, nhl.com, December 16, 2016
  13. ^ Cody Eakin of Stars Suspended Four Games for Charging, nhl.com, December 16, 2016
  14. ^ Anthony DeAngelo Suspended Three Games, nhl.com, January 1, 2017
  15. ^ Gustav Nyquist of Red Wings Suspended Six Games, nhl.com, February 15, 2017
  16. ^ Antoine Vermette of Ducks Suspended 10 Games, nhl.com, February 16, 2017
  17. ^ Jacob Trouba of Jets Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, February 20, 2017
  18. ^ Brandon Manning of Flyers Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, February 27, 2017
  19. ^ Tom Sestito of Penguins Suspended Four Games, nhl.com, March 9, 2017
  20. ^ Kevin Shattenkirk of Capitals Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, March 12, 2017
  21. ^ Matthew Tkachuk Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, March 20, 2017
  22. ^ Rasmus Ristolainen of Sabres Suspended Three Games, nhl.com, March 23, 2017
  23. ^ Roman Polak of Maple Leafs Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, March 23, 2017
  24. ^ Micheal Haley of Sharks Suspended One Game, nhl.com, March 27, 2017
  25. ^ Dalton Prout of Devils Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, April 3, 2017
  26. ^ Brad Marchand of Bruins Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, April 6, 2017
  27. ^ Nick Ritchie of Ducks Suspended Two Games, nhl.com, April 7, 2017
  28. ^ Matt Calvert of Blue Jackets Suspended One Game, nhl.com, April 15, 2017
  29. ^ NHL Upholds Antoine Vermette's 10-Game Suspension, nhl.com, February 25, 2017
  30. ^ Steve Ott fined for spearing, nhl.com, October 30, 2016
  31. ^ Oliver Ekman-Larsson Fined for Diving/Embellishment, nhl.com, November 10, 2016
  32. ^ Marc-Edouard Vlasic Fined for Dangerous Use of Stick, nhl.com, December 16, 2016
  33. ^ Caps' Kuznetsov fined $2K for embellishment, tsn.ca, January 5, 2017
  34. ^ Kreider Fined for Hitting Opponent with Helmet, nhl.com, January 18, 2017
  35. ^ Peter Holland of Coyotes Fined for Punching Opponent, nhl.com, January 24, 2017
  36. ^ Brad Marchand of Bruins Fined for Dangerous Trip, nhl.com, January 26, 2017
  37. ^ Keith Yandle Fined $2,000 for Diving/Embellishment, nhl.com, February 9, 2017
  38. ^ Jake Muzzin Fined for Diving/Embellishment, nhl.com, March 10, 2017
  39. ^ Johnny Gaudreau Fined for Diving/Embellishment, nhl.com, March 10, 2017
  40. ^ Leon Draisaitl of Oilers Fined for Spearing, nhl.com, April 19, 2017
  41. ^ P.K. Subban of Predators Fined $2,000 for Diving/Embellishment, nhl.com, May 10, 2017
  42. ^ Ryan Getzlaf of Ducks Fined $10,000 by NHL, nhl.com, May 20, 2017