Didn’t take long for Andrew Shaw to do Andrew Shaw things in Montreal.
The noted agitator, acquired from Chicago at the draft, will have the NHL’s first disciplinary hearing of the season on Thursday — today, the Department of Player Safety announced that Shaw will be called to the carpet after getting tossed for boarding Washington’s Connor Hobbs last night.
Shaw was quickly challenged by Caps forward Nathan Walker following the hit, and the two squared off. Shaw was then given a five-minute boarding major, a major for fighting, a misconduct and a game misconduct.
All told, 30 PIM.
This won’t be Shaw’s first visit with the DoPS. Far from it. He was suspended for making a homophobic slur during an opening-round playoff loss to St. Louis in the spring and, prior to that:
— Avoided suspension for a high hit on Francois Beauchemin.
— Allegedly bit Victor Hedman during the ’15 Stanley Cup Final.
— Was fined $2,000 for diving.
— Avoided suspension for charging Barret Jackman.
— Avoided suspension for headbutting Brock Nelson.
And those are just the infractions since 2015.