An interesting stat nobody really gives much thought to is the fact that among the plenty of very talented goal scorers in the NHL, the guys who have scored tons and tons of goals at the pro level, there are many that have never mustered a hat trick in their career. As of tonight their leader was Shane Doan – long time member of the Winnipeg Jets/Phoenix Coyotes franchise – who had yet to score a hat trick in his career.
What made tonight’s hat trick even more interesting is the way in which Doan went about it. Namely, with time expiring on the clock, Doan was stuck at two goals. He decided to try and get one last shot off before the clock hit zero and, well, the end is just really, really cool.
Take a look for yourself.
Who is the current leader of the “Most Goals without a Hatty” race?
Now that Shane Doan has a hat trick, the active NHLer with the most goals without a hat trick is Brad Richards (235)
— theScoreTicker (@theScoreTicker) January 8, 2012
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