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