Jonathan Marchessault of Cap-Rouge, Quebec recorded his sixth career National Hockey League hat trick on Thursday. He accomplished the feat in a 5-2 Golden Knights win over the Winnipeg Jets from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
Marchessault put the Golden Knights up 2-1 at the seven minute mark of the second period. It was an all-Canadian goal as captain Mark Stone of Winnipeg, Manitoba and goaltender Logan Thompson of Calgary, Alberta, picked up the assists. Marchessault then put the Golden Knights up 4-2 from Canadian Olympic gold medalist Alex Pietrangelo of King City, Ontario, and Ivan Barbashev at 5:47 of the third period. He then put Vegas up 5-2 to close out the scoring with two minutes and 52 seconds left in the third period. Marchessault’s hat trick went into an empty net.
Marchessault’s first NHL hat trick came with Florida in a 7-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on March 25, 2017. That was followed by hat tricks in a 7-3 Golden Knights win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 19, 2019, in a 4-3 Golden Knights win over the New Jersey Devils on December 3, 2019, in a 5-1 Golden Knights win over the Colorado Avalanche in game four of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs on June 6, 2021, and in a 5-2 Golden Knights win over the Edmonton Oilers in game six of the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 14, 2023.
In 11 games this season, Marchessault has six goals and two assists for eight points. He is a +2 with six penalty minutes, three power play points, one game winning goal, 39 shots on goal, two blocked shots, 16 faceoff wins, seven takeaways, and seven giveaways.
Marchessault set up Barbashev to open the scoring in a 3-2 Golden Knights win over the Philadelphia Flyers on October 24, and Stone in a 4-3 Golden Knights win over the Los Angeles Kings on October 28. Marchessault’s game-winning goal was an unassisted marker in a 4-1 Golden Knights win over the Seattle Kraken on October 10, and his two blocked shots came in the Golden Knights win over the Kings on October 28 and in the win over the Jets on Thursday.
The Golden Knights have the best record in hockey. They are at 10 wins and one overtime loss for 21 points.