NHL Players Who Slept With A Teammate’s Wife
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the game, infidelity among athletes is as rampant and as common as breathing. Athletes live a celebrity lifestyle where they enjoy the perks of the money they make, as do others, particularly women. Each sport has a following from the jersey chasers, to the puck bunnies, and quite often if you build a stadium, they will come.
Whether these guys are married or not, according to a famous CNN study, the sad truth is a lot of professional athletes cheat on their wives. All those long trips on the road during the season often require company. Half of the wives who fall victim to the crime actually know it’s going on, but there’s that unwritten athlete rule of don’t ask don’t tell. The unspoken bond you share with your teammates does not put them in the dark when it comes to this and know what’s going on as well, but what’s a teammate that rats on a brother Cheating on your girlfriend or wife is messy and complicated, but they will stand by your side though the highs and lows. However if you want to experience something even messier and more complicated, take your teammate’s wife out for a night to remember. That’s right, breaking bro code in professional sports is a thing that often tears teams and friendships apart as once that line is crossed there is no going back. More often than not the result is in a trade from the team, a divorce, or both, there’s just no winning.
With that, here are the Top 11 NHL Players Who Allegedly Slept with a Teammate’s Wife.
Top 11 NHL Players Who Slept With A Teammate’s Wife
Jeff Brown and Kirk McLean, Vancouver Canucks
Long time Vancouver veteran Kirk McLean played with the team for over 10 years protecting their net as franchise goaltender. Back in 1994 the team introduced a defenseman from the St. Louis Blues, Jeff Brown. Brown lasted on the team for a total of about one season before being traded away to the Hartford Whalers. Why Well as the widely accepted Vancouver legend goes, Brown was sleeping with McLean’s wife. After the incident, despite the fact he was gone, poor Kirk was never the same.
Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
To be honest, Dany Heatley is better known for the parody account that impersonates him on Twitter (@DanyAllStar15), than how he performs on the ice. Originally drafted to the Atlanta Thrashers second overall in 2000, he requested a trade in 2003 after a tragic car crash, landing him on the Ottawa Senators. At the time, Jason Spezza was also on the Senators, and suspicious behavior arose when close friend Heatley was a no-show at the Spezza wedding. Rumor has it Heatley was in an unhappy place at the time as he was not only having problems with head coach Cory Clouston, but sleeping with Spezza’s wife Jennifer Snell, who was still his fiancée at the time. Ouch!
Eric Lindros and Rod Brind’Amour, Philadelphia Flyers
Eric Lindros is a former power house center drafted first overall back in 1991. He played on the Philadelphia Flyers where stayed for nearly 10 years before moving on to the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Dallas Stars. Meanwhile, player Rob Brind’Amour was traded to the team around the same time as Lindros. Brind’Amour gained his presence on the ice being a shut down center player. It was revealed after a game one night that Lindros had been sleeping with Brind’Amour’s wife and naturally hit Lindros with a chair causing an epic locker room brawl. Both were traded shortly after.
Mike Comrie and Tommy Salo, Edmonton Oilers
Tommy Salo began his professional career on the New York Islanders in 1993, where he emerged as starting goalie a few years later, and then was sent to the Edmonton Oilers in a trade. At the time, before his marriage to actress and singer Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie waded in hot waters when it came to the surface in The Edmonton Journal that he was involved in an affair with Salo’s wife while Salo was away.
When confronted about the affair, she packed up and headed back to Sweden. It caused such friction in the dressing room, the wealthy father of Comrie sold his shares with the Oilers eventually moving away from the city all together.
Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia Flyers
Two time Stanley Cup winner Jeff Carter is currently playing on the Los Angeles Kings, previously playing on the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers where he led the team in scoring during one of his six seasons there. Not only was he scoring on the ice, but he was allegedly scoring off the ice as well with teammate Scotty Hartnell’s then wife Lisa Renneke.
During the time this was coming to light, the Flyers were defeated by Pittsburgh, their division rival. The cause was apparently the divided locker room of the Flyers due to the fact Carter was sleeping with Hartnell’s wife. A messy and bitter divorce followed Harntell around for much of the season.
Dion Phaneuf and Craig Conroy, Calgary Flames
Dion Phaneuf made his NHL debut in 2005 playing in his home province of Alberta with the Calgary Flames. He set a franchise record for most goals by a first year defenseman and was later caught shooting pucks at teammate Craig Conroy’s wife. It is said he got the boot to Toronto after Conroy found out that Phaneuf was sleeping with his wife.
The affair not only negatively affected Conroy, but the whole Flames team. There was one night in particular in which a game ended in “locker room altercations”. Phaneuf would not play the next game, resulting in the inevitable trade by GM Darryl Sutter to Toronto.