10 Best Hockey Enforcers Playing Today

The ten best hockey enforcers in the game today each protect their team's stars, provide momentum shifts with big fights and tough hits, and generally show the grit, heart and determination that fans associate from one of the world's toughest sports. Some of the ten best hockey enforcers playing today are big and intimidating, others win fights with guys bigger than themselves through sheer will. Drop your gloves, keep your hands up, and take a look at the ten best hockey enforcers playing today. Just be sure to keep your head down.

  1. Brian McGrattan, Calgary Flames. The heavyweight of the league is feared! So feared that he can't get in as many fights as he used to, placing him atop the list of the ten best hockey enforcers playing in the game today.
  2. Daniel Carcillo, Philadelphia Flyers. Carrying on the spirit of the "Broad Street Bullies," Daniel Carcillo mixes it up with any and everyone, getting stars off their game, once even goading well known finesse player Marian Gaborik into a fight.
  3. Zack Stortini, Edmonton Oilers. Always atop the league in fighting majors and penalty minutes, he tangles with all of the heavyweights.
  4. Donald Brashear, New York Rangers. Few of the ten best hockey enforcers playing today are as feared.
  5. Ian Laperriere, Philadelphia Flyers. Smaller than many of the others on the list of ten best hockey enforcers, "Lappy" has made a career out of getting under the skin of opposing teams and letting his fists lead by example.
  6. Zenon Konopka,Tampa Bay Lightning. If you're seeing a "Bolts" highlight, chances are it's Kenopka hammering away toward his league lead in fighting majors.
  7. Jared Boll, Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets haven't had much to smile about this season, but fans love Boll's ability to get them standing no matter the situation.
  8. Colton Orr, Toronto Maple Leafs. He doesn't score like Bobby, but he's landed quite a few knockouts.
  9. Shawn Thornton, Boston Bruins. The Bruins' stars are among the smallest in the league; it's Thornton's job to make sure they have room to skate.
  10. D.J. King, St. Louis Blues. "King Kong" missed an entire season with a broken hand, then broke it again on his first shift in 2009, while fighting Dallas Stars heavyweight Krys Barch. But King is still going strong.
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