Jake Gardiner, Jonathan Huberdeau take part in unlikely fight

These aren't the players you would expect to drop the gloves and fight.

The Toronto Maple Leafs fight as much as any team in the league, so it's not really a surprise the gloves were dropped during their game in Florida on Tuesday night.

What is a surprise is that the fight involved Jake Gardiner and Jonathan Huberdeau.

According to the database at Hockeyfights.com this was the first NHL fight for both players. In Gardiner's case it was apparently his first fight at any level of hockey. Huberdeau hadn't dropped the gloves since his days in junior hockey, and even then they were few and far between.

Even crazier is that fight happened with Colton Orr and Troy Bodie on the ice for Toronto, the guys that are supposed to be on the roster so skilled guys like Gardiner don't have to fight.

More from SB Nation NHL:

Outdoor games far from out-of-style

Beach volleyball, fireworks, KISS … and hockey

The story of Notre Dame’s one-handed goalie

All the NHL trade rumors

Olympics: USA roster analysis | Olympic rosters, NHL restraints?

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.