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Sticking It to Them

September 29, 2000

Longest suspensions in NHL history:

23 Gordie Dwyer, Tampa Bay Sept. 2000

Applied physical force to linesman David Brisebois and referee Mark Faucette to the ice in a fight.

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23 Marty McSorley, Boston Feb. 2000

Clubbed Vancouver's Donald Brashear over the head with his stick.

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21 Dale Hunter, Washington May 1993

Blindsided Pierre Turgeon of the Islanders after a goal.

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20 Tom Lysiak, Chicago Oct. 1983

Intentionally tripped a linesman.

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16 Eddie Shore, Boston Dec. 1933

Hit Toronto's Ace Bailey over the head with his stick.

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15 Maurice Richard, Montreal Mar. 1955

Took out linesman Cliff Thompson.

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15 Wilf Paiement, Colorado Oct. 1978

Hitting Detroit's Dennis Polonich in the face with his stick.

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15 Dave Brown, Philadelphia Nov. 1987

Cross-checked Tomas Sandstrom of the Rangers across the face, breaking his jaw.

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15 Tony Granato, Los Angeles Feb. 1994

Slashed Chicago's Neil Wilkinson.

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13 Ted Green, Boston Oct. 1969

Stick-swinging incident with St. Louis' Wayne Maki; Green missed the season because due to his injuries.

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13 Wayne Maki, St. Louis Oct. 1969

Stick-swinging incident with Boston's Ted Green.

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12 Brantt Myhres, San Jose Feb. 1999

Left the bench to hit Mattias Norstrom in the head on the Los Angeles bench.

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12 Matt Johnson, Los Angeles Nov. 1998

Punching Jeff Beukeboom of the Rangers in the back of the head; Beukeboom eventually retired.

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12 Ron Hextall, Philadelphia May 1989

Fighting with Montreal's Chris Chelios.

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12 David Shaw, New York Rangers Oct. 1988

High-sticking Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux.

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10 Jimmy Mann, Winnipeg Jan. 1982

Sucker punched Pittsburgh's Paul Gardner.

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10 Ruslan Salei, Anaheim Oct. 1999

Pushed Dallas' Mike Modano from behind, sending him into the boards head first.

--Research by ROY JURGENS

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