5 of the worst NHL fighters in the past twenty years

“It’s always been a part of the game. The fans love fighting. The players don’t mind. The coaches like the fights. What’s the big deal?” – Don Cherry

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  1. Christopher Robert Dingman –  He played in the National Hockey League with the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Carolina Hurricanes and the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Dingman totaled 120 fights in his NHL career. His most notable was his beatdown of Bryce Salvador in November, 2000. At one point in the fight, both Dingman and Salvador had their right fists cocked, squared up, and simultaneously threw a punch. Salvador’s punch missed while Dingman’s punch connected with Salvador’s jaw and sent Salvador’s mouthpiece flying out of his mouth. Salvador crumpled to the ice, proving to be one of the most dynamic victories of Dingman’s career.


2. Kelly Michael Buchberger  is a retired  currently works in player personnel for the Edmonton Oilers of theNational Hockey League.  Buchberger has played for the Edmonton Oilers, Atlanta Thrashers, Los Angeles Kings, Phoenix Coyotes, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He also played minor hockey with theWestern Hockey League Moose Jaw Warriors and pro hockey with the American Hockey League Nova Scotia Oilers.

3. Keith Arlen Magnuson (April 27, 1947 – December 15, 2003) was a professional ice hockey defenceman from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1969 and 1979. Magnuson was killed in an auto accident in Vaughan, Ontario with fellow NHL alumnus Rob Ramage behind the wheel (Ramage survived the accident, but was later found guilty of vehicular manslaughter).

Magnuson played 589 career NHL games, all with the Chicago Black Hawks.

4. James Stephen Cummins- is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played 12 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Detroit Red Wings,Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, New York Islanders, and Colorado Avalanche. Cummins established himself as an enforcer. Cummins brought the same intensity to the NHL, where he quickly established a reputation among fellow heavyweights.

5. Daniel Scott LaCouture  is an American former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League.  On April 10, 2014, LaCouture was revealed as one of nine former NHL players to file a major class action lawsuit against the NHL, alleging that the league has generated billions of dollars while subjecting its players to ‘the imminent risk of head trauma’ leading to ‘devastating and long-term negative health consequences.  He was drafted 29th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. The Islanders traded Lacouture to the Edmonton Oilers for Mariusz Czerkawski on August 25, 1997. Initially, he played primarily for the Hamilton Bulldogs, Edmonton’s American Hockey League affiliate, but became more of a regular in the NHL while playing for the Oilers in the 2000–01 season. On October 17, 2000, Dan scored his first career NHL goal against Andrew Raycroft and the Boston Bruins in a 6-1 Oilers victory.

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