Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Career GHHTs: Al Secord



Al Secord had ten career Gordie Howe Hat Tricks.  Surprisingly, none during the 1981-82 season, when he racked up 44 goals and 303 PIM.  The only player in NHL history to have a 40/300 season.  Secord had his best years playing alongside Denis Savard in the early 1980s.  Secord followed up his 44 goal season with 54 the following year.  Of Secord's 10 GHHTs, all during the regular season, three times he fought multiple times , including three times in a game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs, and in another game, both of the Bruise Brothers of the Detroit Red Wings, Joey Kocur and Bob Probert.  Secord may also be the only player to record a Gordie Howe Hat Trick in his final regular season NHL game.




DateTmOppGAPTSPIMOpponent
11979-04-05BosBufL1127Larry PlayfairGAF
21981-01-21CBHMtlW2137Chris NilanAGF
31983-02-01CBH@StlW2135Alain VigneaultFAG
41984-04-08CBHMnsW11210Gordie RobertsAFG
51984-10-24CBHVanW11227Ron Delorme, Craig CoxeFAG
61984-12-09CBHTorW11215Jeff Brubaker, Gary Nylund, Bob McGillFAG
71986-01-10CBH@DetW12320Joey Kocur, Bob ProbertGAF
81986-02-01CBH@TorW1125Bob McGillAFG
91988-12-12TorCgyT2135Tim HunterAFG
101990-04-01CBHMnsW11220Basil McRae, Neil WilkinsonAFG

Friday, July 1, 2016

Career GHHTs: Gerad Gallant

  Gerald Gallant was a tough customer who was the early guardian of a young Steve Yzerman.  Gerald had four consecutive 30+ goal and 200+ PIM seasons playing alongside Yzerman in the late 1980s.  Gallant's career was stunted by back injuries, which eventually caused him to retire.  Over his career, Gallant had nine Gordie Howe Hat Tricks, including one in the 1988 play-offs.  He had three during the 1988-89 season.  
  Others that have researched Gordie Howe Hat Tricks have come up 10 GHHTs for Gerald Gallant.  They do not list them.  I could only come up with nine.  The game I believe they may be counting is November 25, 1987.  In that game versus the Jets, Gallant scored a goal, an assist and a roughing minor vs Doug Smail.  The website DropYourGloves.com has it listed as a fight.  While HockeyFights.com doesn't list it all.  Based on my research, there was no fighting major accessed, so technically, this is not counted as a GHHT.



DateTmOppGAPTSPIMOpponent
1985-11-02Det@StlT1235Mark ReedsGAF
1986-12-31DetCalW1127Gary SuterGFA
1987-02-20DetQueW12315Gord DonnellyAFG
1987-10-23DetPitW1129Rod Bukas?
1988-01-15DetMnsW1127Gordie RobertsFAG
1988-04-10Det@TorW1237Todd GillFAG
1988-11-01DetWshT1127Robert GouldFGA
1988-11-29DetNYIW1347Jeff NortonAFG
1989-02-11DetMnsW1127Bob RouseGAF