Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cooke faces a likely suspension for an elbow to the head on Rangers’ defenseman Ryan McDonagh. It’s hard to believe the NHL didn’t see this one coming. He does have a record of this sort of thing. A few choice selections from his “highlight reel” after the jump.
Here is Cooke’s knee-on-knee cheap shot on Ovechkin in February.
Here is Cooke hitting Fedor Tyutin from behind, also in February.
Here is Cooke hitting Keith Yandle’s head shortly before Christmas.
Here is Cooke knocking out the Bruins’ Marc Savard last March.
Here is another knee-on-knee hit from Cooke in May 2009
Here is Cooke kicking Chris Osgood in the head during the 2009 Stanley Cup Finals.
Cooke was suspended for this hit on the Rangers’ Artem Anisimov in November, 2009.