Phoenix Coyotes forward Shane Doan has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Flames defenseman Mark Giordano during Thursday's game in Calgary, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 7:49 of the first period. Doan was assessed a minor penalty for boarding on the play.
The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter