21 Most Embarrassing NHL Player Arrests

While hockey players don’t spent as much time in the news for legal issues as athletes in other big-4 sports, there have been a number of notable arrests in the history of the NHL—and while some of them have been serious, most are just downright embarrassing.

Sean Avery’s oxycodone bust

Former New York Rangers player Sean Avery found himself in the headlines again in late 2015 when he was arrested for oxycodone possession during a routine traffic stop. Over the summer, it was LA Kings center Mike Richards who was arrested with the same drug, resulting in him becoming a former LA Kings center.

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Michael Miller / Own Work