Washington Capitals Suspension History

This is a list of suspensions by the National Hockey League given to the Washington Capitals over the years. The list may not be complete until more information is discovered, especially in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. This does not include team suspensions. Corrections? Clarifications? E-mail us.

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DatePlayerGamesInfractionSource
2021-09-26Dylan McIlrath4Illegal check to the head of the Boston Bruins’ Steven FogartySource
2021-03-05Tom Wilson7Boarding Boston's Brandon Carlo.Source
2020-01-25Alex Ovechkin1Automatic suspension for missing NHL All-Star Game.Source
2019-11-18Garnet Hathaway3Spitting at Anaheim’s Erik Gudbranson.Source
2019-09-09Evgeny Kuznetsov3Inappropriate conduct.Source
2019-01-26Alex Ovechkin1Automatic suspension for missing NHL All-Star Game.Source
2018-09-30Tom Wilson14Illegal check to the head of St. Louis’s Oskar Sundqvist. Originally got 20 games but it was reduced.Source
2018-05-01Tom Wilson3Illegal check to the head of Pittsburgh's Zach Aston-Reese.Source
2017-10-01Tom Wilson4Boarding St. Louis's Samuel Blais.Source
2017-09-22Tom Wilson2Interference against St. Louis’s Robert Thomas.Source
2017-03-11Kevin Shattenkirk2Charging L.A.'s Kevin Gravel.Source
2016-04-30Brooks Orpik3Interference against Olli Maatta.Source
2016-01-31Alex Ovechkin1Automatic suspension for missing NHL All-Star Game.Source
2016-01-07Marcus Johansson2Illegal check to the head of Islanders' Thomas Hickey.Source
2016-01-05Zach Sill2Boarding Boston's Adam McQuaid.Source
2014-03-02Dmitry Orlov2Boarding Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn.Source
2013-02-01John Erskine3Elbowing Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds.Source
2012-04-14Nicklas Backstrom1Cross-checking Boston’s Rich Peverley.Source
2012-03-08Mike Green3Illegal hit to the head of Brett Connolly.Source
2012-01-22Alex Ovechkin3Charging Pittsburgh's Zbynek Michalek.Source
2010-03-15Alex Ovechkin2Boarding Chicago's Brian Campbell.Source
2010-01-30Mike Green3Elbowing Michael Frolik in the head.Source
2009-12-01Alex Ovechkin2Knee-on-knee hit against Tim Gleason.Source
2009-04-27Donald Brashear5Blind-side hit on Rangers' Blair Betts.Source
2009-04-27Donald Brashear1Contact with Rangers' Colton Orr during warmups.Source
2006-12-30Donald Brashear1Punching Rangers' Aaron Ward.Source
2006-11-23Donald Brashear3Fighting.Source
2006-11-23Brian Sutherby1Fighting.Source
2004-02-23Rick Berry1Spearing.Source
2004-01-29Jason Doig2Kneeing Carolina's Kevyn Adams.Source
2004-01-25Ted Leonsis (Owner)4Suspended one week for altercation with a fan.Source
2001-04-05Chris Simon2Elbowing Florida's Anders Eriksson.Source
2000-11-17Joe Reekie2Elbowing Jeremy Roenick in the head.Source
2000-10-17Richard Zednik4Cross-checking Adam Foote.Source
2000-04-13Chris Simon1Cross-checking in a playoff game against Pittsburgh's Peter Popovic.Source
1999-09-25George McPhee (General manager)10Fight with Chicago Coach Lorne Molleken after a preseason game. Suspended one month.Source
1998-11-23Craig Berube3Abuse of official.Source
1998-11-21Richard Zednik4High-sticking Toronto's Daniil Markov.Source
1997-11-23Craig Berube1Offensive comment.Source
1997-11-12Chris Simon3Offensive comment.Source
1997-02-05Peter Bondra1Kneeing on Ray Sheppard.Source
1997-01-15Craig Berube1Slashing/Intent to injure Ottawa's Dennis Vial.Source
1995-12-23Craig Berube10Leaving the bench to fight Nick Kypreos.Source
1995-05-18Michal Pivonka3High stick in playoff game against Pittsburgh's Kjell Samuelsson.Source
1994-01-02Enrico Ciccone1Third game misconduct of season.Source
1993-04-28Dale Hunter21Hit on Pierre Turgeon during playoff game.Source
1993-01-31Kevin Hatcher1Second stick-related game misconduct penalty.Source
1992-01-26Todd Krygier1Third game misconduct of the season.Source
1991-03-24Al Iafrate1Third game misconduct of season.Source
1991-02-27John Kordic1Obscene gesture.Source
1991-02-10Dale Hunter4Checking Gord Murphy. Source
1990-02-27Scott Stevens3Fighting Chicago's Dave Manson.Source
1990-02-25Alan May1Third game misconduct of the season.Source
1987-10-11Bryan Murray (Coach)3Coach got into off-ice confrontation with linseman.Source
1986-09-27Greg Adams3Fight in exhibition game.Source
1985-04-08Mikko Leinonen1Irregularities with his signing.Source
1983-03-05Randy Holt1Third game misconduct of season.Source
1982-04-02Lee Norwood1Third game misconduct of season.Source
1982-03-27Randy Holt2Abuse of linesman Paul Flaherty while trying to engage in a fight.Source
1982-03-27Torrie Robertson1Third game misconduct of the season.Source
1980-10-11Bob Kelly3Leaving the bench to fight Philadelphia's Gary Morrison in preseason. Later rescinded.Source
1978-12-04Tommy Rowe2Shoving a lineman.Source
1978-03-26Gord Lane1Instigating a brawl.Source
1978-03-24Gord Lane1Leaving penalty box to fight New York Rangers' Nick Fotiu.Source
1977-03-27Bill Riley1Third game misconduct of the season.Source
1976-11-09Tony White5Fighting with Vancouver's Mike Walton.AP, Nov. 13, 1976
1975-09-25Mike Marson1Throwing his stick at Toronto's bench in preseason game.AP, Oct. 5, 1975