Notorious Enforcers and Goons

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Stu Grimson

Left Wing, 1989-2002

Ever since the NHL's early days when Montreal's Sprague Cleghorn terrorized the ice, the league has housed pugnacious souls whose primary function is protecting their more skilled teammates by intimidating opponents into steering clear, and delivering swift and terrible fistic punishment upon transgressors. One such character was Grimson, Detroit's 10th round pick in 1983. The Grim Reaper stalked the ice for eight teams, accumulating 17 goals and 2,113 penalty minutes.

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