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The following is a list of all suspensions and fines enforced in the National Hockey League (NHL) during the 2015–16 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 (195) 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.

SuspensionsEdit

Date of Incident Offender Team(s) Offense(s) Date of Action Length Salary Forfeited1
October 3, 2015 Raffi Torres San Jose Sharks Illegal check to the head of Jakob Silfverberg. October 5, 2015 41 games $440,860.29
October 4, 2015 Zack Kassian Montreal Canadiens Suspended indefinitely for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program. October 5, 2015 31 games $291,666.67
October 15, 2015 Nikita Nesterov Tampa Bay Lightning Boarding Curtis McKenzie. October 16, 2015 2 games $7,983.88
October 16, 2015 Tyson Barrie Colorado Avalanche Charging and interference against Simon Despres. October 17, 2015 3 games $41,935.47
October 22, 2015 Jason Demers Dallas Stars Elbowing Nick Bonino. October 23, 2015 2 games $36,559.14
October 31, 2015 Mark Stone Ottawa Senators Illegal check to the head of Landon Ferraro. November 2, 2015 $37,634.40
November 12, 2015 Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche Illegal check to the head of Brad Marchand. November 13, 2015 $59,907.84
November 27, 2015 Brandon Dubinsky Columbus Blue Jackets Cross-checking Sidney Crosby. November 28, 2015 1 game $31,451.61
December 1, 2015 Radko Gudas Philadelphia Flyers Illegal check to the head of Mika Zibanejad. December 2, 2015 3 games $15,994.62
December 11, 2015 Nate Thompson Anaheim Ducks Illegal check to the head of Justin Faulk. December 14, 2015 $25,806.45
December 20, 2015 Maxime Talbot Boston Bruins Interference against Jiri Tlusty. December 21, 2015 2 games $19,354.84
December 29, 2015 Brad Marchand Boston Bruins Clipping Mark Borowiecki. December 30, 2015 3 games $164,634.15
January 5, 2016 Zach Sill Washington Capitals Boarding Adam McQuaid. January 6, 2016 2 games $6,182.80
January 7, 2016 Marcus Johansson Washington Capitals Illegal check to the head of Thomas Hickey. January 8, 2016 $40,322.58
January 10, 2016 Matt Hendricks Edmonton Oilers Boarding Aaron Ekblad. January 11, 2016 3 games $29,838.72
January 12, 2016 Bobby Farnham New Jersey Devils Interference against Dmitrij Jaskin. January 13, 2016 4 games $12,365.60
January 23, 2016 Milan Lucic Los Angeles Kings Roughing Kevin Connauton. January 24, 2016 1 game $32,258.06
January 26, 2016 Shawn Horcoff Anaheim Ducks Violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

January 26, 2016

20 games $357,526.88
January 27, 2016 Dennis Wideman Calgary Flames Physical abuse of official Don Henderson. February 3, 2016
March 11, 2016
20 games
reduced to 10 games
$564,516.20
$282,258.10
January 31, 2016 Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals Automatic suspension for missing 61st NHL All-Star Game. January 28, 2016 1 game N/A
Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks Automatic suspension for missing 61st NHL All-Star Game. N/A
February 6, 2016 Drew Stafford Winnipeg Jets High-sticking Nick Holden. February 8, 2016 $23,387.10
February 18, 2016 Leo Komarov Toronto Maple Leafs Elbowing Ryan McDonagh. February 19, 2016 3 games $47,580.66
February 22, 2016 Ryan Reaves St. Louis Blues Boarding Matt Tennyson. February 24, 2016 $18,145.17
February 28, 2016 Zac Rinaldo Boston Bruins Illegal check to the head of Cedric Paquette. March 1, 2016 5 games $51,829.25
March 3, 2016 Max Domi Arizona Coyotes Automatic suspension for instigating a fight during the final five minutes of a game. March 4, 2016 1 game $4,641.58
March 8, 2016 Darnell Nurse Edmonton Oilers Aggressing Roman Polak. March 10, 2016 3 games $13,924.74
March 9, 2016 Jarred Tinordi Arizona Coyotes Violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. March 9, 2016 20 games $207,439.02
March 9, 2016 Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Avalanche Cross-checking Simon Despres. March 10, 2016 3 games $203,832.75
March 13, 2016 Dalton Prout Columbus Blue Jackets Punching an unsuspecting Nikita Kucherov. March 15, 2016 1 game $5,779.57
March 16, 2016 Chris VandeVelde Philadelphia Flyers Elbowing Jonathan Toews. March 18, 2016 2 games $7,661.30
March 22, 2016 Jared Boll Columbus Blue Jackets Interference against Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. March 24, 2016 4 games $82,926.84
March 29, 2016 Jake Virtanen Vancouver Canucks Interference against Roman Polak. March 30, 2016 2 games $9,614.70
March 29, 2016 Duncan Keith Chicago Blackhawks High-sticking Charlie Coyle. April 1, 2016 6 games
(5 regular season + 1 post-season)
$148,883.35
April 2, 2016 Nazem Kadri Toronto Maple Leafs Cross-checking Luke Glendening. April 4, 2016 4 games $200,000.00
April 18, 2016 Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Philadelphia Flyers Checking Dmitry Orlov from behind. April 19, 2016 1 game N/A
April 19, 2016 Shaw Chicago Blackhawks Using a homophobic slur towards an official. April 20, 2016 N/A
April 24, 2016 Brayden Schenn Philadelphia Flyers Charging T.J. Oshie. April 26, 2016 3 games7 N/A
April 30, 2016 Brooks Orpik Washington Capitals Interference against Olli Maatta. May 1, 2016 3 games N/A
May 2, 2016 Kris Letang Pittsburgh Penguins Interference against Marcus Johansson. May 3, 2016 1 game N/A
Player totals: 203 games
(196 regular season + 7 post-season)
$2,960,188.13

FinesEdit