Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Horcoff Suspended for 20 NHL Games

Some bad news today for former Michigan State forward Shawn Horcoff, who is now with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Horcoff has been suspended by the NHL for 20 games without pay this season, for violating the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

The specifics are at NHL.com. The British Columbia native allegedly took an undisclosed medication to speed up healing from an injury he suffered in the fall.

Horcoff has recorded 186 goals and 320 assists for 506 points in 994 career NHL regular-season games with Edmonton, Dallas and Anaheim since turning pro for the 2000-01 campaign. He has also totaled 11-18—29 points in 41 Stanley Cup playoff contests, and helped Edmonton to within one win of the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Horcoff skated for MSU from 1996 to 2000, collecting 50-102—152 points in 155 outings with the Spartans. He also led them to two CCHA regular-season titles, two CCHA Tournament crowns, and four NCAA Tournament berths, including a Frozen Four appearance in 1999. He was also a First Team All-America selection and a Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalist as a senior when he notched a nation-high 51 assists out of his 65 total points.   

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