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What NHL player was banned for life?

A great night of hockey turned into a nightmare as a player got banned from the sport for life in 1927.


What NHL player was banned for life?

Billy Coutu was and still is the only player in the history of the National Hockey League (NHL) to be banned for life.

What did Billy Coutu do?

Billy Coutu was banned after he assaulted a referee named Jeffery Laflamme and later tackled referee Billy Bell earlier before starting a bench-clearing brawl during a game between the Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators at a Stanley Cup game. He was banned shortly after this incident and charged a $100 fine.


Who was Billy Coutu?

Billy Coutu, born Wilfrid Arthur Coutu was nicknamed Wild Beaver. He was a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played ten (10) seasons for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Billy Coutu death

When did Billy Coutu die? Billy Coutu died on February 25, 1977.

Billy Coutu cause of death

What was Billy Coutu’s cause of death? Billy Coutu died from Pneumonia.

Billy Coutu net worth at the time of death

How much was Billy Coutu worth at the time of death? Billy Coutu’s net worth wasn’t known, however, it was believed that NHL players at that time were worth about $15 million.