MacKenzie Weegar Lights Up the Ice with First NHL Hat Trick for the Flames


On Saturday, Weegar achieved a remarkable feat by scoring three goals in the Flames’ 5-2 victory over the Islanders, marking his inaugural NHL hat trick. Notably, this accomplishment stands as the first hat trick by any NHL defenseman in the current season. Weegar commenced the scoring early in the first period with a wrist shot from the right face-off dot during a rush. His second goal, secured late in the second period, served as the game-winner, as he one-timed the puck past Semyon Varlamov following a teammate’s missed shot from the low slot.

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The hat trick was sealed with an empty-net goal. Weegar’s performance in the current season is shaping up to be the best of his career, boasting 15 goals, surpassing the 12 he scored in the past two seasons. Furthermore, he is on track to achieve a personal record of 50 points. While his shooting rate has surged to 11.6 percent, more than double his career average of 5.7 percent, Weegar remains a valuable asset in fantasy, even considering potential regression.

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