* Downie's father died in a car accident when Downie was only seven years old while driving to a hockey practice.
* He is deaf in his right ear due to the hearing disorder otosclerosis and wears a hearing aid.
after seeing the video on sportsnet I really dont think he deserves a 20 game suspension. Apparently he was exchanging words with the opposing centremen and went in with an overly aggresive force that hit the ref, IMO i dont think there was a real intent to hit the ref. On the other hand he does have some anger issues.