Colton Orr’s Stat Line vs. Sabres: 29 Penalty Minutes in Two Seconds of Ice Time (Video)
Last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Colton Orr gave us one of the most incredible stat lines in the history of the NHL. The goon scored 0 goals, notched 0 assists, 0 shots, and had 0 hits. However, in just two seconds of ice time, the dude racked up—are you ready for this?—29 minutes in penalties.
No joke. Played two seconds, got 29 penalty minutes.
How’d he do it? Well, first he cross-checked the Buffalo Sabres’ Patrick Kaleta. That got him two minutes for cross-checking and two minutes for instigating. Then Orr and Kaleta duked it out. That got Orr another five minutes. So that brings the total to nine minutes. However, apparently because Orr cross-checked Kaleta so hard that he broke his stick, the referees gave him both a 10-minute misconduct and a 10-minute game misconduct. This last one brought the total up to 29 penalty minutes, and also ensured that those two seconds of ice time would be the only seconds of ice time Orr would see.
Have a look:
So what, is this some kind of record or something?
Well, maybe. We only have stats going back to 1987, but the only person who came close to Orr’s 29 PIMs in 0:02 was New Jersey’s Krzysztof Oliwa. In 1999, he tallied 20 PIMs in just 0:03.
However, Brantt Myhres of the Sharks should get an honorable mention for his 1999 stat line. In one game, he played only 20 seconds and racked up 30 penalty minutes.
You still have to give the nod to Colton Orr, though.
Hat Tip – [Eye on Hockey]