Jonathan Marchessault records his seventh career NHL hat trick

Jonathan Marchessault (Michael Miller, Wikimedia Commons)

Jonathan Marchessault, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner, of Cap-Rouge, Quebec, recorded his seventh career National Hockey League hat trick on Friday. He accomplished the feat in a 5-2 Vegas Golden Knights victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.

Marchessault’s first goal was the game-winning goal. It came at 4:04 of the second period from Nicolas Roy of Amos, Quebec and Ivan Barbashev, and put the Golden Knights up 3-1 at the time. Marchessault then scored from Barbashev and Roy again at 2:11 of the third period to put the Golden Knights up 4-1, and then scored into an empty net with 29 seconds left from defenseman Brayden McNabb of Davidson, Saskatchewan and Barbashev to close out the scoring.

Marchessault was one of three Canadians to score in the game. The others were Sheldon Rempal of Calgary, Alberta, with his second career NHL goal, and Keegan Kolesar of Brandon, Manitoba.

In 2023-24, Marchessault has 25 goals and 15 assists for 40 points in 49 games. He is a +2 with 24 penalty minutes, 12 power-play points, two game-winning goals, 169 shots on goal, six faceoff wins, 15 blocked shots, 47 hits, 26 takeaways and 23 giveaways. Marchessault’s other game-winning goal came on October 10 in a 4-1 Golden Knights win over the Seattle Kraken.

In 2023-24, the Golden Knights are in second place in the Pacific Division. They have a record of 29 wins, 14 regulation losses, and six losses in extra time for 64 points.

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