Who is/was the biggest/heaviest hitter in NHL history?
I am going out on a limb here and say that it was Scott Stevens. I witnessed him first hand and in person take down 2 of our forwards in back to back games one year. It was horrifying. God I wish he would have been a Cane!
Obviously I'm biased as a Canes fan, but it's hard not to say Scott Stevens. Shane Willis was a stud in his rookie season, which ended when Scott Stevens happened to him. He was never the same after that.
True. Obviously there have been lots of crash and bang types over the years, but it tends to catch up with them over time. Stevens held up better than most - he didn't miss a whole lot of games until '03-'04, when he was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome (oh, the irony). That was his 22nd in the NHL and he retired as soon as he found out the lockout was happening.