NHL history has been full of players that have earned a reputation of being "dirty." In any game with a hard hitting and physical nature, some players are going to cross the line.
Here we look at the 15 dirtiest players in NHL history and some of the hits that helped earn them that reputation.
Whenever possible, we have included examples of the dirty play that earned these players their reputations. If they happened too long ago, a description and possible picture are included.
I'm sure there are plenty of other players who readers will feel deserved to be on this list, and I'd love to hear from you all and discuss your candidates and why you feel they belong.
So here are the 15 dirtiest players in NHL history and the hits that prove it.