Chicago Blackhawks right winger Taylor Raddysh of Caledon, Ontario recorded his first National Hockey League hat trick on Tuesday. He accomplished the feat in a 6-3 Blackhawks win over the Boston Bruins.
All three of Raddysh’s goals at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois came in the third period. He tied the game up at three goals apiece on an all-Canadian goal at 3:55 of the third period from Jujhar Khaira of Surrey, British Columbia and Boris Katchouk of Waterloo, Ontario. Raddysh then scored on the power-play at 16:08 of the third period from Ian Mitchell of St. Albert, Alberta and Tyler Johnson to put the Blackhawks up 5-3. Raddysh then closed out the scoring from Khaira with 45 seconds left in the third period into an empty net.
Four Canadians had a multi-point game for the Blackhawks. In addition to Raddysh’s three-point game, Katchouk had three points (one goal and two assists), while Khaira and Mitchell had two assists each. Meanwhile, Mackenzie Entwistle of Georgetown, Ontario scored his third goal of the season.
In 2022-23, Raddysh had 20 goals and 13 assists for 33 points. He is a -20 with 14 penalty minutes, 13 power-play points, one game-winning goal, 108 shots on goal, 10 face-off wins, 35 blocked shots, 68 hits, 30 takeaways, and 25 giveaways. Raddysh’s game-winning goal came on January 12 in a 3-2 Blackhawks win over the Colorado Avalanche. Canadian Olympic gold medalist Jonathan Toews of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Johnson picked up the assists. Toews won the gold medal for Canada at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.