Andrew Shaw's laundry list of transgressions
Once again, Andrew Shaw's provided an act of indiscretion for frame-by-frame inspection.
The Montreal Canadiens winger delivered a high, late, and outwardly malicious hit on New York Rangers forward Jesper Fast on Saturday. As it does in these situations, the NHL will review the tape to determine if the action warrants a suspension or fine.
And in addition to scrutinizing the hit, Stephane Quintal's team at Player Safety will take Shaw's body of work into consideration when deciding on a course of action.
Here is that historical context:
- April 2012: Shaw banned three games for "forceful blow" delivered to the chin of Mike Smith in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- November 2012: Shaw suspended six games for leaving the bench to fight in a minor-league game. He was suspended again not long after his return, sitting one game for a boarding incident.
- March 2014: Shaw handed five-minute major penalty and game misconduct for spear on Zack Smith.
- October 2014: Shaw swings his stick up between the legs of Tyler Myers.
- March 2015: While engaged in a puck battle Shaw delivers head butt to the face of Brock Nelson. He's handed a five-minute major and game misconduct, but no suspension.
- April 2015: Shaw takes a run at Barret Jackman, and launches at the point of contact. He slips suspension again as the hit didn't land clean.
- June 2015: Shaw accused of biting Victor Hedman in a scrum.
- April 2016: Shaw suspended one game and fined $5,000 for directing homophobic slur and an inappropriate gesture at an official. He was ordered to undergo sensitivity training.
- September 2016: Shaw was ejected for delivering hit from behind on Connor Hobbs in his debut with the Canadiens. Shaw accrued 30 penalty minutes on the play, and was suspended three preseason games.
- October 2016: Shaw avoids a suspension after dropping Johan Larsson with slew foot.