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Standout:
Apparently, Cam Neely recorded 12 Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in his NHL career.

Gordie's Guys

It is a rare player that is gifted offensively and can also pack a punch. Gordie Howe played hockey in an era (actually several eras) where every player was expected to be able to defend themselves when needed. In his honour, the term "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" refers to a player that scores a goal, records an assist and gets into a fight in a single game. Records show that he only accomplished this feat twice in his career.

Many Canucks have accomplished the feat and they are listed below. No Canuck recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick during the 2015-16 season.


Records

First Gordie Howe Hat Trick:
November 11, 1970 - Pat Quinn (1 goal in first period, 1 assist in second period, fought Ron Schock in third period) during 8-3 loss in Pittsburgh.

First Game with two Canuck Gordie Howe Hat Tricks:
March 25, 1973 - Bobby Schmautz (1 goal, 1 assist, fought John Grisdale) and Barry Wilkins (1 goal, 1 assist, fought Garry Monahan) during 7-4 win over Toronto

First Playoff Gordie Howe Hat Trick:
April 10, 1983 - Mark Kirton (1 goal, 1 assist, fought Doug Risebrough) during a 4-3 loss to Calgary.

Most Gordie Howe Hat Tricks:
4 - Cam Neely
4 - Stan Smyl
4 - Tiger Williams
3 - Gary Lupul
3 - Darcy Rota
3 - Bobby Schmautz


Regular Season

Season Canuck Played H/A Opponent Score
1970-71 Pat Quinn Nov.4 A Pittsburgh 8-3 loss
1971-72 Orland Kurtenbach
Bobby Schmautz
Wayne Maki
Jan.9
Feb.13
Feb.22
A
A
H
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Boston
6-1 win
6-4 loss
4-3 loss
1972-73 Bobby Schmautz
Dale Tallon
Bobby Schmautz
Barry Wilkins
Nov.3
Feb.9
Mar.25
Mar.25
H
H
H
H
NY Islanders
Philadelphia
Toronto
Toronto
7-2 win
10-5 loss
7-4 win
7-4 win
1974-75 John Grisdale Jan.8 A Toronto 6-4 loss
1975-76 Gerry O'Flaherty
Chris Oddleifson
Nov.19
Feb.14
A
A
Washington
Toronto
5-2 win
4-3 win
1976-77 Don Lever Apr.1 H Colorado 6-3 loss
1977-78 Mike Walton
Rick Blight
Dec.4
Dec.23
A
H
Chicago
Minnesota
6-2 win
7-5 loss
1978-79 Curt Fraser Oct.17 A St. Louis 8-8 loss
1979-80 Tiger Williams Mar.10 A Atlanta 5-2 win
1980-81 Tiger Williams Dec.28 H St. Louis 3-2 loss
1981-82 Tiger Williams
Darcy Rota
Darcy Rota
Nov.25
Jan.17
Mar.20
H
H
A
Chicago
Pittsburgh
Quebec
6-2 win
3-3 tie
3-3 tie
1982-83 Jim Nill
Gary Lupul
Dec.8
Feb.9
A
A
Toronto
Pittsburgh
7-3 win
6-2 win
1983-84 Darcy Rota
Stan Smyl
Tiger Williams
Cam Neely
Oct.7
Nov.20
Feb.19
Feb.24
H
H
H
H
Minnesota
Los Angeles
Calgary
Los Angeles
10-9 win
8-3 win
5-2 win
5-3 win
1984-85 Gary Lupul
J.J. Daigneault
Cam Neely
Gary Lupul
Oct.17
Dec.23
Dec.30
Jan.25
A
H
H
H
Pittsburgh
Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
4-3 loss
5-4 loss
7-7 OT tie
7-4 win
1985-86 Cam Neely
Cam Neely
Stan Smyl
Doug Halward
Stan Smyl
Dave Lowry
Oct.12
Oct.18
Dec.4
Jan.9
Jan.17
Jan.31
H
H
A
A
H
H
St. Louis
Los Angeles
Quebec
Calgary
Los Angeles
Minnesota
4-3 loss
5-4 win
5-4 loss
5-4 OT loss
9-7 loss
10-5 win
1986-87 Michel Petit
Barry Pederson
Oct.16
Nov.26
A
A
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
6-2 loss
5-3 win
1987-88 Stan Smyl
Barry Pederson
Dec.12
Jan.12
H
H
Edmonton
Winnipeg
6-3 loss
5-3 loss
1990-91 Garth Butcher Nov.19 H Calgary 6-4 loss
1991-92 Trevor Linden
Tom Fergus
Sergio Momesso
Jim Sandlak
Dec.7
Jan.3
Mar.1
Mar.1
A
A
H
H
Toronto
Washington
Calgary
Calgary
6-3 loss
3-3 OT tie
11-0 win
11-0 win
1992-93 Dana Murzyn Dec.18 H San Jose 8-1 win
1996-97 Donald Brashear Mar.26 H Anaheim 5-3 win
1997-98 Donald Brashear
Gino Odjick
Brad May
Todd Bertuzzi
Nov.29
Dec.15
Mar.26
Apr.1
A
H
H
H
Toronto
Los Angeles
Buffalo
Edmonton
4-2 win
7-0 win
5-2 loss
4-2 win
2000-01 Denis Pederson Oct.8 A Tampa Bay 5-4 win

Playoffs

Season Canuck Played H/A Opponent Score
1982-83 Mark Kirton Apr.10 H Calgary 4-3 OT loss
1983-84 Neil Belland Apr.7 H Calgary 7-0 win
2010-11 Kevin Bieksa May 18 H San Jose 7-3 win

Notes
My database does not include the reason for penalties, just the time served. Instead of looking for fighting penalties, this report includes "coincidental majors". The players listed above have a major penalty at the same time as an opponent also took a major penalty. It is possible that this was not a fight. For example a player could take a boarding major and then other players could be involved in a fight at the same stoppage in play.

Stats and records up to the end of the 2015-16 season.

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This page last updated June 22, 2016