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A fan favorite in Toronto, New York and Winnipeg, the relatively diminutive Domi (5’ 10”, 213) battled all comers. Inspired by his childhood hero Tiger Williams, Tie racked up 1.020 PIM (third all-time) and ably rode shotgun for Maple Leaf stars Doug Gilmour and Mats Sundin. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: Notorious Enforcers and Goons

A fan favorite in Toronto, New York and Winnipeg, the relatively diminutive Domi (5’ 10”, 213) battled all comers. Inspired by his childhood hero Tiger Williams, Tie racked up 1.020 PIM (third all-time) and ably rode shotgun for Maple Leaf stars Doug Gilmour and Mats Sundin. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: Notorious Enforcers and Goons

A very young Martin Brodeur plays street hockey in this photo taken by his father, Denis Brodeur.  Denis, who enjoyed a lengthy career as one of Canada’s most successful sports photographers, died Thursday. He was 82.

GALLERY: Tribute to Photographer Denis Brodeur

A very young Martin Brodeur plays street hockey in this photo taken by his father, Denis Brodeur.  Denis, who enjoyed a lengthy career as one of Canada’s most successful sports photographers, died Thursday. He was 82.
GALLERY: Tribute to Photographer Denis Brodeur

John Vanbiesbrouck of the Florida Panthers poses on the beach in Miami, Fla., on Nov. 3, 1996.  The All-Star Vezina winning goalie turned 50 on Sept. 4, 2013. (Bill Frakes/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Beezer

John Vanbiesbrouck of the Florida Panthers poses on the beach in Miami, Fla., on Nov. 3, 1996.  The All-Star Vezina winning goalie turned 50 on Sept. 4, 2013. (Bill Frakes/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the Beezer

Wayne Gretzky wipes a tear during a news conference announcing his trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9, 1988. (Ray Giguere/AP)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky wipes a tear during a news conference announcing his trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on August 9, 1988. (Ray Giguere/AP)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Wayne Gretzky

At just 30 years old, Ilya Kovalchuk had 12 years remaining on the 17-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2010. By retiring, he walks away from $77 million. (Julio Cortez/AP)

GALLERY: Biggest Retirements of 2013

At just 30 years old, Ilya Kovalchuk had 12 years remaining on the 17-year, $102 million deal he signed in 2010. By retiring, he walks away from $77 million. (Julio Cortez/AP)
GALLERY: Biggest Retirements of 2013

Popeye Jones played 11 seasons in the NBA, leading the league in offensive rebounds during the 1994-95 season. His son, Seth, was the top defenseman taken in the 2013 NHL draft, selected 4th overall by the Nashville Predators. (J.D. Cuban, Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Same Name, Different Game

Popeye Jones played 11 seasons in the NBA, leading the league in offensive rebounds during the 1994-95 season. His son, Seth, was the top defenseman taken in the 2013 NHL draft, selected 4th overall by the Nashville Predators. (J.D. Cuban, Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Same Name, Different Game

Mario Lemieux visits penguins at the Pittsburgh Zoo just months after being selected No. 1 overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1984 NHL Draft. (Lane Stewart/SI)

GALLERY: No. 1 Picks of the NHL Draft

Mario Lemieux visits penguins at the Pittsburgh Zoo just months after being selected No. 1 overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1984 NHL Draft. (Lane Stewart/SI)
GALLERY: No. 1 Picks of the NHL Draft

The Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith poses with his newborn son in the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Bruins 3-2 in Game Six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final on June 24, 2013 in Boston.  (Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty Images)

The Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith poses with his newborn son in the Stanley Cup after his team defeated the Bruins 3-2 in Game Six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final on June 24, 2013 in Boston.  (Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty Images)

The 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, a team of great talent, depth, grit and heart. From their season-opening, record 24-game points streak to their final triumph, they were the NHL’s best. (David E. Klutho/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s Best Shots of the Stanley Cup Final: Game 6

The 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, a team of great talent, depth, grit and heart. From their season-opening, record 24-game points streak to their final triumph, they were the NHL’s best. (David E. Klutho/SI)
GALLERY: SI’s Best Shots of the Stanley Cup Final: Game 6

Patrick Sharp celebrates with Patrick Kane after scoring a third period goal during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Blackhawks would go onto beat the Bruins 6-5 in overtime to set up a best-of-three for the Cup.  (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Patrick Sharp celebrates with Patrick Kane after scoring a third period goal during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Blackhawks would go onto beat the Bruins 6-5 in overtime to set up a best-of-three for the Cup.  (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Boston Bruins Don Awrey takes a glove to the head by New York Rangers Walt Tkaczuk during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on April 30, 1972. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Boston Bruins Don Awrey takes a glove to the head by New York Rangers Walt Tkaczuk during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on April 30, 1972. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Arguably the single most recognizable mask of all time, the story goes Bruins trainer John “Frosty” Forristall drew a huge black stitch mark, at Gerry Cheevers’ request, where the puck had struck his mask during a practice, leaving his teammates in stitches. However, Cheevers had tried the stitches gag at least once before in the late ’60s. Regardless, it was a hit with his teammates, fans and the media, and Cheevers continued to add stitches to his mask every time a puck struck it. (Tony Triolo/SI)


GALLERY: Top 10 NHL Goalie Masks (1967-82)

Arguably the single most recognizable mask of all time, the story goes Bruins trainer John “Frosty” Forristall drew a huge black stitch mark, at Gerry Cheevers’ request, where the puck had struck his mask during a practice, leaving his teammates in stitches. However, Cheevers had tried the stitches gag at least once before in the late ’60s. Regardless, it was a hit with his teammates, fans and the media, and Cheevers continued to add stitches to his mask every time a puck struck it. (Tony Triolo/SI)
GALLERY: Top 10 NHL Goalie Masks (1967-82)

Blackhawks winger Andrew Shaw scored the game-winner at the 12:08 mark of the third period of extra time in Game 1, ending the fifth-longest Stanley Cup Final game, 4-3. (David E. Klutho/SI)

GALLERY: SI’s Best Shots of the Stanley Cup Final

Blackhawks winger Andrew Shaw scored the game-winner at the 12:08 mark of the third period of extra time in Game 1, ending the fifth-longest Stanley Cup Final game, 4-3. (David E. Klutho/SI)
GALLERY: SI’s Best Shots of the Stanley Cup Final

Blackhawks left wing Michael Frolik has a striking resemblance to actor Ashton Kutcher. (Chase Agnello-Dean, Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

GALLERY: 2013 NHL Playoffs: Separated at Birth

Blackhawks left wing Michael Frolik has a striking resemblance to actor Ashton Kutcher. (Chase Agnello-Dean, Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
GALLERY: 2013 NHL Playoffs: Separated at Birth

It’s amazing how much carnage a little rubber puck can do. The Maple Leafs captain, Mats Sundin, needed 15 stitches after he got nailed in the noggin during a November 2000 game. (Kevin Frayer/AP)

GALLERY: NHL’s Faces of Battle

It’s amazing how much carnage a little rubber puck can do. The Maple Leafs captain, Mats Sundin, needed 15 stitches after he got nailed in the noggin during a November 2000 game. (Kevin Frayer/AP)
GALLERY: NHL’s Faces of Battle