Former Penguins Enforcer KOs Twitter Troll

This is what happens when you mess with Paul Bissonnette.

Photo via Twitter


There’s a lot to love about former Pittsburgh Penguins enforcer Paul Bissonnette. He beats people up for a living and still maintains a great sense of humor. He sports a luxurious mustache during the season. And for the past year, he’s carried on a hilarious back-and-forth razzing with pal Evgeni Malkin on Twitter.

Now, he’s annihilating Internet tough-guys.

For the past few weeks, Pittsburgher Matt Hogue has been tweeting Bissonnette lewd, juvenile and completely unfunny messages — sixth-grade lunch table stuff. He called Bissonnette scum. He insulted his mother.

Bissonnette fired back.



Still, Hogue continued to insult him. So Bissonnette Googled his name to find out a little more about him.

Turns out Hogue’s nefarious hijinx are not limited to social media. He’s a real-life troll, too — a former Pittsburgh City Council staffer with a long arrest record.

Bissonnette made this information known to his 500,000 Twitter followers.




Hogue deleted his Twitter account shortly after. The lesson: Don’t drop the gloves with Bissonnette. Even from behind a laptop screen.


What’s going on this weekend?


  • The Wild Orchid Party at the Fort Pitt History Museum’s Wild Orchid Saloon is back again, benefiting the Ladies Hospital Aid Society Orchid Fund. Tickets include drinks, hors d'oeuvres, valet parking and an auction. — Friday, 6 p.m


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