Photo courtesy of BlueShirtsUnited.com
In the 1989-90 season, Troy Mallette amassed 305 penalty minutes. That's a little less than four penalty minutes per game, or two minor penalties per game.
It's a bit of a dubious record, but luckily for Mallette, it will never be broken.
The current enforcer for the Rangers, Arron Asham, has never even come close to that number. His highest number was in junior hockey, when he amassed 174 PIM with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL. In the NHL, his highest number is 155, which he got in the 2008-09 season with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Admittedly, 305 penalty minutes is a bit unseemly. If a player averaged two minor penalties per game, then he wouldn't see the ice for much longer.
The game has changed since the '90s, and enforcers are becoming less and less in vogue. Asham is a decent player, but he will never be on the ice enough to get those type of numbers.
Mallette can rest easy, with his record intact for a long, long time.