Watch: Hockey player loses mind in U.K. league

Joe Grimaldi, seen here about to throw his helmet at an opposing player, was cut by the Edinburgh Capitals after getting suspended 18 games.

Former OHL and AHL hockey player Joe Grimaldi is about to become an internet sensation for all the wrong reasons.

Grimaldi, who plays for the Edinburgh Capitals in the Elite Ice Hockey League, was handed an 18-game suspension Friday after an incident in a Jan. 3 game against the Nottingham Panthers.

The 28-year-old native of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., received 67 minutes in penalties for the wild sequence below — he had 69 total PIMs in the game but a meager 67 on this specific shift.

During his junior career, the defenceman spent two seasons with the Ottawa 67’s after two years at the Univeristy of Nebraska-Omaha. The career journeyman also had brief stints with the Rochester Americans, Albany River Rats and Peoria Rivermen in the AHL.

Grimaldi was cut by the Capitals after the incident.

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