Connor Dewar notches first career NHL hat trick

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Minnesota Wild center Connor Dewar of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba recorded his first career National Hockey League hat trick on Thursday. He accomplished the feat in a 6-1 Wild win over the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dewar scored a goal in each period. He opened the scoring at 6:08 of the first period from Brandon Duhaime and Marco Rossi. Dewar then put the Wild up 5-0 from Kirill Kaprizov at 11:12 of the second period. Dewar then closed out the scoring from Vinni Lettieri and Zach Bogosian at 9:47 of the third period.

Two Canadians scored for the Wild on Thursday. The other Canadian goal scorer was defenseman Jacob Middleton of Wainwright, Alberta.¬†This was not only Dewar’s first career hat trick, he had a NHL career high in points with four.

In 2023-24, Dewar has five goals and two assists for seven points in 21 games. He is a -2 with with 13 penalty minutes, one shorthanded goal, 21 shots on goal, 58 faceoff wins, 10 blocked shots, 24 hits, six takeaways, and three giveaways. Dewar’s shorthanded goal was unassisted at 9:45 of the first period in a 5-2 Wild win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on October 17.

This was Minnesota’s second straight win. They previously beat St. Louis 3-1 on Tuesday.

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