You love them when they’re on your team, absolutely hate to play against them. The NHL has played host to some nasty characters over the years, we have compiled a list of arguably the most despicable players ever to don an NHL jersey.
Perfect example of a player you hate to play against. His tactics often cause criticism and reactions.
Bryan earned a reputation for being a low, hard hitter. This is not something that is respected in the league. His crowning achievement was ending Joe Nieuwendyk’s 1999 playoffs by taking his leg out.
This Helsinki native’s abrasive style helped pave the way for other Finnish agitators in the NHL, such as Jarkko Ruutu
A 20 year NHL veteran, will most notably be remembered for punching Turgeon from behind in the 1993 playoffs after he scored the series winning goal.