25 games – Chris Simon, New York Islanders, March 11, 2007, for the rest of the regular season (15 games) and playoffs for his two-handed stick attack against New York Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg. If the Islanders play fewer than 10 playoff games, the suspension continues next season.
23 games – Marty McSorley, Boston, Feb. 2000, for knocking out Vancouver’s Donald Brashear with a stick-swinging hit. On Nov. 7, 2000, the suspension was extended by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman to Feb. 20, 2001.
23 games – Gordie Dwyer, Tampa Bay, Sept. 19, 2000, for abusing officials and exiting the penalty box to fight in an exhibition game against Washington.
21 games – Dale Hunter, Washington, May 1993, for a blindside check on Pierre Turgeon of the Islanders after a goal in a playoff game.
20 games – Todd Bertuzzi, Vancouver, March 11, 2004, for sucker-punching Colorado forward Steve Moore on March 8. Bertuzzi’s suspension was for 13 regular-season games, plus playoffs. Bertuzzi was reinstated 17 months later, after the yearlong lockout.
20 games – Tom Lysiak, Chicago, Oct. 1983, for intentionally tripping a linesman.
20 games – Brad May, Phoenix, Nov. 15, 2000, for hitting Columbus’ Steve Heinze on the nose with his stick in a game on Nov. 11.
16 games – Eddie Shore, Boston, 1933, for hitting Toronto’s Ace Bailey over the head with his stick.
15 games – (3 regular-season, 12 playoff games) Maurice Richard, Montreal, March 1955, for striking linesman Cliff Thompson during a scuffle with Boston’s Hal Laycoe.
15 games – Wilf Paiement, Colorado, Oct. 1978, for swinging his stick and hitting Detroit’s Dennis Polonich in the face.
15 games – Dave Brown, Philadelphia, Nov. 1987, for cross-checking Tomas Sandstrom of the New York Rangers across the face and breaking his jaw.
15 games – Tony Granato, Los Angeles, Feb. 1994, for slashing Pittsburgh’s Neil Wilkinson.