2. Garry Howatt: Dave "The Hammer" Schultz, the meanest enforcer of the 1970s, once said, "Pound for pound, Garry Howatt is the toughest fighter in the NHL." Nicknamed "Toy Tiger," the 5'9" LW tipped the scales at 175 lbs. and racked up 1,836 PIM wreaking havoc as a member of the Islanders, Whalers and Devils.">From a "5 Toughest Small Guys" sponsored sidebar in The Hockey News. Also on their list: Theo Fleury (1), Dennis Polonich (2), Pat Verbeek (3) and Ted Lindsay (5), although personally I found Verbeek to be a spineless ball of dirty rather than anything resembling "tough."