Ted Leonsis vs. Capitals fan
January 25, 2004
The Capitals owner received a week's suspension and his franchise was fined $100,000 after he scuffled with a heckler in Washington's MCI Center. The fan, a season ticket holder upset with the team's poor play and the recent trade of star forward Jaromir Jagr, had been serenading Leonsis as he sat in his luxury box during a loss to Philadelphia. The penalty was said to be the first ever handed out by the NHL to a team owner for physical contact with a fan.