Random NHL Records: Most career hat tricks

And Penguins fans celebrate by tossing their hats onto the ice.

Fact: Wayne Gretzky scored a lot of goals.

To put what was said in the video into writing…

  • Wayne Gretzky holds the NHL record for most career hat tricks with 50.
  • Mario Lemieux is second place in that category, but he’s still 10 hat tricks behind with 40.
  • NHL.com lists the career statistics of 6,488 skaters who have ever played in the NHL.
    Out of those 6,488 players, only 1,633 of them have ever scored 50 career NHL goals.
    So 74.8 percent of the skaters who have ever played in the NHL never reached 50 career goals.
  • That means Wayne Gretzky has more hat tricks than 74.8 percent of the players who have ever played in the NHL have goals.

The Great One was, well, great.

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