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Panthers’ Selleck faces disciplinary hearing after getting KOed (w/video)

Mar 20, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

Florida forward Eric Selleck will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, after this incident with Carolina’s Kevin Westgarth during the late stages of the Panthers’ 4-1 win last night:


The following grounds for potential supplemental discipline are being considered: leaving the players’ bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting or joining an altercation (Rule 70.2).

In addition, Selleck was assessed a two-minute minor for instigating plus a five-minute major for fighting and game misconduct under Rule 46.12 (Instigator in Final Five Minutes of Regulation Time [or Anytime in Overtime]) and has received an automatic one-game suspension.

It seems as though Selleck — a 25-year-old undrafted free agent making his NHL debut — took it upon himself to address Westgarth’s rambunctious shift, during which he tangled with Panthers’ defenseman Tyson Strachan.

Bold decision, unfortunate result.

Of note, that was Selleck’s first fight at the NHL level, though he did scrap 16 times this season while playing for AHL San Antonio.

  1. hockeywithdrawal - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Quite the debut! Got his name out there, at least…

  2. withseidelinn - Mar 20, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    What an idiot. So embarrassing.

    • dangle13x - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Why? Because his coach undoubtedly told him to get out there and fight Westgarth, so that’s what he did? I wouldn’t expect some tough guy behind a computer like yourself to understand the way the game works. I’d bet a picture and some background info would determine you and your miserable existence to be the only embarassing thing here.

      • withseidelinn - Mar 20, 2013 at 4:55 PM

        When did I ever question his toughness or motive? You read a bit too deep into my comment pal. He went after an established fighter in his first game – why would the coach tell him to that? Poor decision by him, and now he suffers the consequences and embarrassment. And by lashing out at me over the internet I wouldn’t be calling other people “tough guys behind computers”. Settle down.

  3. mrpickled - Mar 20, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Nice video. Fix app

  4. oside760 - Mar 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    I wish my Kings still had Westy. That’s what he’s good for.

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