Rangers Rookie Has Reputation Tainted After Delivering Another Dirty Hit

Published March 12, 2024 at 7:28

New York Rangers rookie enforcer Matt Rempe and has been gaining notoriety around the league for his resilience and guts, fighting well known tough guys Ryan Reaves, Nicolas Deslauriers, Matt Martin and Mathieu Olivier while only playing in 10 NHL games.

Rempe's reputation amongst his peers may have changed because of his actions during the Rangers 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night.

During the second period of the game, Devils forward Jonas Siegenthaler was dumping the puck in from the neutral zone when Rempe came across the ice to deliver a huge elbow to the head of Siegenthaler.

Rempe was handed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for his high hit. Newly acquired Devils enforcer Kurtis MacDermid tried to get some retribution on Rempe, but the officials wouldn't allow it. MacDermid received a 10-minute misconduct for the trouble he caused.

When Rempe left the ice he thought he would stir the pot once more by waving bye to MacDermid.

MacDermd sounded off on the rookie Rempe's behavior after the game.

"There's a right way to go about things and a wrong way," MacDermid expressed after the game. "I kind of lost a lot of respect for him tonight."

A suspension is likely incoming for Rempe who has laid three or four questionable hits in his young career.

The 29 year old, MacDermid is familiar with Department of Player Safety, after he received a two game suspension for an illegal check to the head of defenseman Ivan Provorov during the 2019-2020 season.

Rempe is going to be suspended in the near future but he should be back in time to answer for his actions when the two teams meet again on April 3rd.
March 12   |   526 answers
Rangers Rookie Has Reputation Tainted After Delivering Another Dirty Hit

Do you think MacDermid is being a hypocrite by his statement after already being suspended for checking to the head?

Yes, he did the same thing early in his career26650.6 %
No, Rempe showed no class with his actions26049.4 %
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