has broken a new NHL rule just ahead of his first NHL game resulting in a hefty fine.
Fantilli Fined By The NHLAdam Fantilli
went out for his rookie lap in the Blue Jackets' first game of the season and did so without a helmet, similar to Connor Bedard
🚨 ROOKIE LAP FOR FANTILLI 🚨
New NHL players are required to wear a helmet warm-up skate and if they fail to do so, even for a rookie lap, they will be fined $2,500.
Following In Bedard's Footsteps
The 2023 third overall pick is following in the footsteps of the 2023 1st overall pick Connor Bedard
who made headlines for doing the same.
No bucky Bedard hits the ice for his Rookie Lap
It is likely that their teams are paying the fines for them but it does not make the NHL's rules for this even less silly.