John Tavares and Zach Parise aren’t the type of names that NHL fans have grown accustomed to seeing what the league’s disciplinarian hands down a punishment—but they were both in the middle of a player that will cost Tavares a little cash. Tavares was fined $2,500 for his slash in the second period of the Devils 1-0 victory over the Islanders on Friday afternoon.
The two-hand chop wasn’t penalized by the two on-ice officials, but that doesn’t mean Tavares was going to escape the wrath of Brendan Shanahan. Since Tavares could possible make $3.75 million with bonuses this season, the $2,500 fine represents means he’ll lose this salary for about three minutes of play. Seriously—it’s the $2500 fine doesn’t even represent .01% of his salary this season.
That should teach him.