Garnet Hathaway Fined $2,000 For Diving/Embellishment


Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Hathaway was issued a Warning following an incident flagged by NHL Hockey Operations during NHL Game No. 818 at New York Rangers on Feb. 24. His second Citation, which triggered the $2,000 fine, was issued for an incident at 14:49 of the third period during NHL Game No. 978 at Carolina on March 18. Carolina forward Vincent Trocheck received a minor penalty for interference on the play.


NEW YORK (March 24, 2022) – Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below:

Citation # Player Fine(s) * Head Coach Fine(s)
1 Warning N/A
2 $2,000 N/A
3 $3,000 N/A
4 $4,000 N/A
5 $5,000 $2,000
6 $5,000 $3,000
7 $5,000 $4,000
8 $5,000 $5,000

* For head coaches, each FINE issued to a player on his club counts toward his total. Four FINES issued to one player or a club collectively results in the head coach receiving his first fine.

Citations are issued by the National Hockey League Hockey Operations Department, which tracks all games, logs all penalties for diving or embellishment, and flags all plays not called on the ice that in its opinion were deserving of such a penalty. A Citation is issued once Hockey Operations, through its internal deliberations, is convinced that a player warrants sanction.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.


By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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4 Responses to Garnet Hathaway Fined $2,000 For Diving/Embellishment

  1. steven says:

    LMAO…..if he was a star player rather than a pest he wouldnt have even gotten a warning. Im sorry but Diving/Embellishment is so subjective. Like in the NFL where holding could be called on every play so could this. I think one of the best play to call the Embellishment could be called on every play where they call high sticking. Many of the NHL players have become fine actors. I have seen where a player got hit in his shoulder with a stick and he grabbed his face andpushed his head back. Where was the Embellishment call then?

  2. Anonymous says:

    There is no logic to follow here.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yet not even a whimper on the Carlson take down. And they are trying to improve the game and it’s safety. 🙄

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