Alex DeBrincat records fifth career NHL hat trick


Alex DeBrincat of Farmington Hills, Michigan recorded his fifth career National Hockey League hat trick on Sunday. He accomplished the feat in a 6-2 Detroit Red Wings blowout win over the Calgary Flames at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. This was DeBrincat’s first hat trick with Detroit. He was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Red Wings on July 9, 2023 for left winger Dominik Kubalik of Plzen, Czech Republic, prospect Donovan Sebrango of Kingston, Ontario, a conditional first round pick and fourth round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

When did DeBrincat score his three goals against the Flames?

DeBrincat, a winger, opened the scoring at 1:59 of the first period from defenseman Justin Holl of Tonka Bay, Minnesota, and left winger Lucas Raymond of Gothenburg, Sweden. He then put the Red Wings up 4-2 from captain Dylan Larkin of Waterford, Michigan and Raymond at 13:33 of the second period to put the Red Wings up 4-1. DeBrincat then closed out the scoring with a goal from Raymond and Holl at 3:44 of the third period.

DeBrincat’s other hat tricks

DeBrincat’s four other hat tricks came with the Chicago Blackhawks, the team he began his career with in 2017. The hat tricks came in a 7-3 Blackhawks win over the Anaheim Ducks on November 27, 2017, in a 5-1 Blackhawks win over the Red Wings on January 25, 2018, in a 5-4 Blackhawks loss to the St. Louis Blues on March 18, 2018, and in an 8-7 Blackhawks win over the Ottawa Senators on February 18, 2019.

DeBrincat’s 2023-24 NHL Stats

DeBrincat has had a fantastic start to the 2023-24 NHL season. He leads the league in goals (eight), points (12), and even strength goals (six). DeBrincat is also a +7 with four power-play points, one game-winning goal, two blocked shots, three hits, four takeaways, and six giveaways. The game-winning goal came on October 14 in a 6-4 Red Wings win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Wings have also had a great start to the season, as they are winners of five of their first six games.

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