Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Hartman has been fined $2,320.79 for slashing Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb on Tuesday.
Hartman received two minutes for slashing, and another two minutes for roughing after jumping McNabb after the Golden Knights blueliner laid a hit on Chicago forward Nick Schmaltz in the Blackhawks’ 4-2 road loss. The Blackhawks were able to kill off both of Hartman’s penalties
Hartman, a West Dundee native, and Schmaltz go way back as teammates with the Chicago Mission, the city’s premier youth hockey program.
The fine is the maximum amount the NHL can enforce under the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The funds go to the players’ emergency assistance fund.
Hartman, 23, has three goals and nine points in 10 games this season. The 2013 first-round draft pick scored 19 goals and 37 points in 76 games during this rookie campaign in 2016-17.
Chicago returns to action Friday when they host Nashville for the second game in the season series.