The Most Violent Enforcers In NHL History

A list of hockey players who spent a lot of time the penalty box. Hockey fights are just part of the NHL. While some sports don't encourage fighting, hockey is completely the opposite, breaking into barroom brawls at a moment's notice. Heck, the sport even has a name for aggressive players who excel at violence. They're called enforcers.

Hockey's most vicious enforcers are barely even playing the same sport. These kinds of goons can be assets and liabilities. They'll check a player into the boards to make a play, but they'll also slash at his head just because they're righteously pissed.

Attacking others is generally frowned upon in a civilized society, but slap on a pair of skates and you can make a career out of it. Even hockey players go too far, though, and it's the guys who went too far who made it on this list. 

With so many players making names for themselves throwing dirty punches throughout the NHL's history, we decided to run through the worst offenders that the league has ever seen. Vote for the most violent, temperamental, and fearsome enforcers to ever hit the ice (and each other).