A hockey team is composed of more than just a bunch of guys who are trying to score goals to win games. Every player on every team has an individual role with which they are specialized to fill. While most of the household names are the high scorers with brilliant stick skills, there are also those guys who patrol the ice with a menacing physical presence: enforcers.
While a true enforcer is becoming more rare in a modern NHL that emphasizes fewer penalties and more lineup depth, there will always be a place for the physical brutes who really know how to dish out the pain.
It's not easy to have the job as an NHL enforcer, but the following 30 tough-as-nails guys all hold the distinction of being the grittiest, most fearsome enforcer in team history.