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Ryan Getzlaf Fined $10K For Inappropriate Remark

NEW YORK (May 20, 2017) – Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $10,000, the maximum permitted under the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement, for directing an inappropriate remark toward another on-ice participant in Thursday’s Game 4 of the team’s Western Conference Final Stanley Cup Playoff series with the Nashville Predators, the National Hockey League announced today.

Getzlaf’s comment is a violation of the League’s policy which prohibits inappropriate and offensive remarks, and the use of obscene, profane or abusive language or gestures in the game.

“Getzlaf’s comment in Thursday’s game, particularly as directed to another individual on the ice, was inappropriately demeaning and disrespectful, and crossed the line into behavior that we deem unacceptable,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. “The type of language chosen and utilized in this instance will not be tolerated in the National Hockey League.”

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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WingedRider's avatar

I thought he would get fined for ragging on the ref. 

What a role model, NOT A team of many tools!

$10K LOL

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 05/20/17 at 01:13 PM ET

Alan's avatar

While I do know and understand that the players don’t really earn any money for their involvement in postseason play, I maintain that the “maximum fine” is still far too low.

If you want to change bad behavior, give them a reason to. A mere ten thousand dollars is a drop in the bucket for a player who makes as much as he does.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 05/20/17 at 01:52 PM ET

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