|Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
I don't think people realize how many games and times that Matt Cooke has been suspended by the NHL. Here's a break down of Cooke's illustrious history and the number of games that he ended up sitting as a result of his bush league play. Like I said in another post, "I also have to wonder if the NHL's Department of Player head Brendan Shanahan already has Chuck Fletcher's cell phone number in is speed dial?" I think it's just a matter of time before Cooke is suspended again by the NHL.
2013/07/05 Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year contract.
2011/04/27 Missed the last 10 games of the regular season and 7 playoff games (suspension). (17)
2011/03/21 Suspended by the NHL for the remainder of the season and the first round of the playoffs.
2011/02/20 Missed 4 games (suspension). (4)
2011/02/09 Suspended by the NHL for four games.
2009/12/04 Missed 2 games (suspension). (2)
2009/11/29 Suspended by the NHL for two games.
2009/01/31 Missed 2 games (suspension). (2)
2009/01/27 Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.2004/02/21 Suspended by the NHL for 2 games. (2) [TSN.CA]
Bellow, is a typical Matt Cooke play that happened during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.