O'Reilly would be suspended for the first 10 regular season games of the following season for his actions.
One of the NHL's most famous on-ice officials, Andy Van Hellemond is now in a new fight in a different arena at this stage of his life. He is running for city council in Guelph, Ontario.
Here's some more interesting stories:
- Wayne Gretzky's son Trevor has committed to play baseball at San Diego State University. He will be coached by Tony Gwynn.
- Trevor Gretzky has also starred as a high school quarterback. His only problem there is the team's other quarterback is Joe Montana's son.
- Lou Nanne has released his autobiography.
- Speaking of books, here's a look at Brian Kilrea's autobiography, They Call Me Killer.
- Bobby Orr's retirement is a lot more pain free than his playing days.
- Charges against Mark Hardy have been dropped.
- Georges Laraque has been cut from the Battle of the Blades.