Unfortunately, due to the nature of the game, infidelity among athletes is as rampant and as common as breathing. Athletes live a celebrity lifestyle where they enjoy the perks of the money they make, as do others, particularly women. Each sport has a following from the jersey chasers, to the puck bunnies, and quite often if you build a stadium, they will come.
Whether these guys are married or not, according to a famous CNN study, the sad truth is a lot of professional athletes cheat on their wives. All those long trips on the road during the season often require company. Half of the wives who fall victim to the crime actually know it's going on, but there’s that unwritten athlete rule of don’t ask don’t tell. The unspoken bond you share with your teammates does not put them in the dark when it comes to this and know what’s going on as well, but what’s a teammate that rats on a brother? Cheating on your girlfriend or wife is messy and complicated, but they will stand by your side though the highs and lows. However if you want to experience something even messier and more complicated, take your teammate's wife out for a night to remember. That’s right, breaking bro code in professional sports is a thing that often tears teams and friendships apart as once that line is crossed there is no going back. More often than not the result is in a trade from the team, a divorce, or both, there’s just no winning.
With that, here are the Top 12 NHL Players Who Allegedly Slept With A Teammate's Wife.
12 Chris Chelios and Ronald Corey, Montreal Canadiens
Chris Chelios is a retired NHL defenseman who is now a development coach for the Detroit Red Wings. He is no stranger to the league having played on the team himself, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta Thrashers, but also known for his time on the Montreal Canadiens. While he played for the Habs, Ronald Corey was the president of the team starting in 1986.
11 Jeff Brown and Kirk McLean, Vancouver Canucks
10 Dany Heatley and Jason Spezza, Ottawa Senators
9 Eric Lindros and Rod Brind’Amour, Philadelphia Flyers
8 Mike Comrie and Tommy Salo, Edmonton Oilers
Tommy Salo began his professional career on the New York Islanders in 1993, where he emerged as starting goalie a few years later, and then was sent to the Edmonton Oilers in a trade. At the time, before his marriage to actress and singer Hilary Duff, Mike Comrie waded in hot waters when it came to the surface in The Edmonton Journal that he was involved in an affair with Salo’s wife while Salo was away.
7 Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell, Philadelphia Flyers
Two time Stanley Cup winner Jeff Carter is currently playing on the Los Angeles Kings, previously playing on the Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers where he led the team in scoring during one of his six seasons there. Not only was he scoring on the ice, but he was allegedly scoring off the ice as well with teammate Scotty Hartnell’s then wife Lisa Renneke.
6 Dion Phaneuf and Craig Conroy, Calgary Flames
Dion Phaneuf made his NHL debut in 2005 playing in his home province of Alberta with the Calgary Flames. He set a franchise record for most goals by a first year defenseman and was later caught shooting pucks at teammate Craig Conroy’s wife. It is said he got the boot to Toronto after Conroy found out that Phaneuf was sleeping with his wife.
5 Tyler Seguin and Nathan Horton, Boston Bruins
4 Ryan Kesler and Cory Schneider, Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks slowly unraveled into a downward spiral after the infamous Stanley Cup riots resulting from the teams defeat at almost winning the cup back in 2011. During the time after the cup run when the team was falling apart and trades were being made, it was a known thing that Corey Schneider had walked in on teammate Ryan Kesler doing the dirty deed with his girl.
3 Sergei Fedorov and Pavel Bure, Russian National Team
2 Patrick Sharp and Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks
1 Brendan Shanahan and Craig Janney, St. Louis Blues
Arguably one of the most famous cases of all time involved St. Louis Blues teammates Brendan Shanahan and Craig Janney. Shanahan served 21 years in the shoe and is now sitting pretty as an NHL executive. While on the St. Louis Blues, Brendan met Catherine Janney, the wife of Craig, and the two fell in love and had an affair. It caused the eventual divorce between the Janney’s and the eventual marriage of the Shanahans. He became unpopular among his teammates and was rumored to be snubbed from the Hall of Fame due to this incident. However, Brendan and Catherine have been married since 1998 and have three children together.
Leave A Comment
Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheSportster?Get Your Free Access Now!