Sunday, July 19, 2015

Season in Review: 2014-15

  Gordie How Hat Trick were coming fast and furious early in the season.  There were five in both October and November.  Then only another six for the rest of the season.  The 2014-15 Art Ross winner, Jamie Benn, also led the league in the Gordie Howe Hat Tricks.  Benn might be the first player to led the league in points and Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in the same season.  No, Jarome Iginla did not lead the league in GHHTs during his Art Ross season in 2001-02.  I'd have to check on Stan Mikita.  There were two night with two Gordie Howe Hat Tricks, November 13th and February 2nd, but both times they were in separate games.  Steve Pinizzotto scored his first career goal during his Gordie Howe Hat Trick.  Vladimir Tarasenko had his first career fight in this GHHT.  Teams were 20-3-3 when having a Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

Player Age Pos Date ? Tm Opp G A PTS PIM TOI#
Jim Slater 32C 26/03/2015WPG MTL W112512:471AGF
Jordin Tootoo 32RW 14/03/2015NJD @ ARI W112714:323FAG
Dmitry Kulikov 24D 05/03/2015FLA DAL L-SO 112720:361FGA
Jamie Benn 25LW 21/02/2015DAL DET L-OT 112718:034FGA
Daniel Winnik 29C/LW 21/02/2015TOR WPG W112515:142GAF
Jared Cowen 23D 11/12/2014OTT LAK L112915:501FAG
Chris Neil 35RW 28/11/2014OTT @ FLA L112511:163GAF
Steve Pinizzotto 30C 19/11/2014EDM VAN L11277:421FGA
Vladimir Tarasenko 22RW 13/11/2014STL NSH W112515:221AFG
Dale Weise 26RW 13/11/2014MTL BOS W11278:501FGA
Evander Kane 23LW 06/11/2014WPG PIT L-SO 112720:223FAG
Marco Scandella 24D 25/10/2014MIN TBL W112521:201GFA
R.J. Umberger 32C 22/10/2014PHI @ PIT W112515:102FGA
Jamie Benn 25LW 14/10/2014DAL @ CBJ W134518:203AFG
Paul Gaustad 32C 11/10/2014NSH DAL W112510:572FGA
Blake Wheeler 28RW 09/10/2014WPG @ ARI W213515:421GFA

Friday, January 2, 2015

Career GHHTs: Cam Neely

  Cam Neely is regarded as one of the all-time best power forwards.  Neely scored 50 goals in three different seasons including 50 in 49 games during the 1993-94 season.  Neely slowed down in the fisticuffs department once he became a 50 goal scorer.  He had 10 GHHTs in his first 6 season, but only two during the rest of his career.  The rest of his career was marred by injuries.  Neely had four GHHTs during the 1987-88 season.  All four came within a 15 game span.  Neely took on all comers in his fights, including heavyweights Chris Nilan, Ken Baumgartner and Dave Semenko.  It is ironic that his last Gordie Howe Hat Trick was against Ulf Samuelsson, a player who cost Neely almost two seasons due to a dirty hit. 

124/02/1984VANLAKW1127AGFJay Wells
230/12/1984VANEDMT1125FGADave Semenko
312/10/1985VANSTLL1127AGFTerry Johnson
418/10/1985VANLAKW11211FGADean Kennedy
510/01/1987BOSPHIL1125AGFKjell Samuelsson
602/01/1988BOSQUEW11215AGFMike Eagles
709/01/1988BOS@STLW1125FAGTim Bothwell
814/01/1988BOSMTLW1129FGAChris Nilan
904/02/1988BOSMTLW3147FGASergio Momesso
1015/02/1989BOS@LAW1235AFGKen Baumgartner
1123/11/1989BOSTORW1127GAFWendel Clark
1213/12/1990BOSHFDW1129AGFUlf Samuelsson

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Season in Review: 2007-08

  There were 21 Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in 2007-08, including one during the play-offs.  Jarome Iginla extended his lead as the active leader with his eight and ninth career GHHTs.  Jarome, and Sean Avery were the only players to have multiple GHHTs in 2007-08.  Teams with a player having a GHHT went 14-7.  Sidney Crosby earned his first GHHT, which included a fight against Andrew Ferrence of the Boston Bruins.  Tom Kostopoulus completed his GHHT when he instigated a fight against Shane Hnidy of the Bruins with less than 10 minutes in the game.  Rick Nash completed his GHHT with a fight at the end of the game.

21Mike Green15/04/2008WSH@PHIL11271
20Craig Adams29/03/2008CHI@STLW11251
19Randy Jones28/03/2008PHI@NJDL11271
18Adam Mair14/03/2008BUFCARW12351
17Sean Avery23/02/2008NYR@BUFW11274
16Steve Montador21/02/2008FLABOSL11251
15Brandon Dubinsky19/02/2008NYR@MTLL11271
14Dion Phaneuf09/02/2008CGYEDMW11251
13Jarome Iginla05/02/2008CGYPHXW11258
12Tom Kostopoulos22/01/2008MTLBOSW112192
11Andy Sutton29/12/2007NYINJDW11271
10Mike Richards22/12/2007PHIBUFL21371
9Sidney Crosby20/12/2007PIT@BOSW12351
8Jordin Tootoo08/12/2007NSHANAW11252
7Jarome Iginla01/12/2007CGYCBJL11257
6Zdeno Chara17/11/2007BOS@MTLL112253
5Rick Nash14/11/2007CBJCHIW11272
4Sean Avery10/11/2007NYR@TORW11273
3Corey Perry03/11/2007ANA@PHXW21352
2Daymond Langkow18/10/2007CGYLAKW21372
1Milan Lucic12/10/2007BOS@LAKW11251