Parise adds to history of Minnesota Wild hat tricks

Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise scored three goals against the Colorado Avalanche in the season opener.

Zach Parise recorded the 19th hat trick in Minnesota Wild history Thursday night in a 5-4 win over Colorado. It was the ninth to occur on the road and the third to come against the Colorado Avalanche, the most versus any opponent.

Parise’s hat trick certainly was incredible, especially considering the circumstances of a comeback, but it wasn’t the first time a Minnesota player has notched a hat trick in the season opener.

Also, did you know that those that assisted on Parise’s goals — Mikael Granlund, Jason Pominville, Matt Dumba and Ryan Suter — have all been involved in Minnesota hat tricks.

Below you’ll find information on each of the previous 19 hat tricks in Minnesota Wild history. One thing you won’t find: a natural hat trick. That has yet to be accomplished. Stay tuned.

Antti Laaksonen, Nov. 26, 2000 vs. Vancouver Canucks

Score: Minnesota 4, Vancouver 2

Opposing goalie: Felix Potvin

Goals: 2nd period- Even strength, assist: Brad Bombardir; 2nd period — Short-handed, assists: Brad Bombadir, Wes Walz; 3rd period — Even strength, assists: Ladislav Benysek, Sergie Krivokrasov.

Notes: 24th game in Wild history . . . first two goals were scored 1:23 apart . . . . Laaksonen also assisted on Minnesota’s other goal . . . only hat trick of his career.

Marian Gaborik, Nov. 13, 2001 vs. Atlanta Thrashers

Wild 5, Avalanche 4

Score: Minnesota 4, Atlanta 2

Opposing goalie: Damian Rhodes

Goals: 1st period — Even strength, assist: Willie Mitchell; 2nd period — Even strength, assists: Sergei Zholtok, Filip Kuba; 2nd period — Even strength, assists: Andrew Brunette, Jim Dowd.

Marian Gaborik, March 10, 2002 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Score: Minnesota 5, Columbus 0

Opposing goalie: Ron Tugnutt

Goals: 1st period — Even strength, assists: Lubomir Sekeras, Andrew Brunette; 2nd period — Even strength, assists: Andrew Brunette, Willie Mitchell; 2nd period — Power play, assists: Lubomir Sekeras, Andrew Brunette.

Notes: Second goal was scored 30 seconds into the period.

Marian Gaborik, Nov. 4, 2002 at Los Angeles Kings

Score: Minnesota 5, Los Angeles 2

Opposing goalie: Jamie Storr

Goals: 1st period — Power play, assists: Cliff Ronning, Pascal Dupuis; 2nd period — Short-handed, assist: Cliff Ronning; 3rd period — Even strength (empty net), unassisted.

Notes: The second-period goal was the first short-handed for Gaborik in his career . . . Final goal occurred with 1:09 left in the game.

Marian Gaborik, Nov. 23, 2002 at Nashville Predators

Score: Minnesota 4, Nashville 2

Opposing goalie: Mike Dunham

Goals: Second period — Even strength, assists: Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Cliff Ronning; 3rd period — Power play, assists: Pascal Dupuis, Cliff Ronning; 3rd period — Even strength, assists: Jim Dowd, Johnson.

Note: Gaborik scored his three goals on five shots.

Marian Gaborik, Dec. 7, 2002 at Vancouver Canucks

Score: Minnesota 4, Vancouver 2

Opposing goalie: Dan Cloutier

Goals: 2nd period — Even strength, assist: Brad Bombadir; 2nd period — Even strength, assists: Wes Walz, Willie Mitchell; 3rd period — Even strength, assist: Wes Walz.

Note: Once again, Gaborik scored his three goals on five shots.

Marian Gaborik, Feb. 17, 2004 at New Jersey Devils

Score: Minnesota 4, New Jersey 4

Opposing goalie: Martin Brodeur

Goals: 2nd period — Even strength, assist: Andrew Daigle; 2nd period — Even strength, assist: Sergei Zholtok; 3rd period — Power play, assists: Andrew Daigle, Filip Kuba.

Note: The first Wild hat trick which did not result in a Minnesota win.

Marian Gaborik, March 16, 2004 vs. Ottawa Senators

Score: Minnesota 5, Ottawa 2

Opposing goalie: Patrick Lalime

Goals: 2nd period — Even strength, assist: Rickard Wallin; 3rd period — Power play, assists: Filip Kuba and Andrew Daigle; 3rd period — Even strength, assist: Pierre-Marc Bouchard.

Notes: Third goal occurred with 2:01 remaining in the game . . . Gaborik assisted on the other two Minnesota goals.

Marc Chouinard, Oct. 5, 2005 at Calgary Flames

Score: Minnesota 6, Calgary 3

Opposing goalie: Miikka Kiprusoff

Goals: 1st period — Even strength, assists: Andrew Daigle, Alex Henry; 3rd period — Even strength, assists: Matt Foy, Pascal Dupuis; 3rd period — Even strength (empty net), assist: Pascal Dupuis.

Notes: Recorded the hat trick while taking only three shots . . . final goal occurred with 4 seconds remaining in the game . . . only hat trick of his career . . . occurred in first game of the season.

Brian Rolston, Nov. 5, 2005 at San Jose Sharks

Score: Minnesota 3, San Jose 1

Opposing goalie: Nolan Schaefer

Goals: 1st period — Power play, assists: Andrew Daigle, Pierre-Marc Bouchard; 3rd period — Even strength, assists: Matt Foy, Andrew Daigle; 3rd period — Even strength (empty net), unassisted.

Notes: Only hat trick of his career . . . final goal occurred with 5 seconds remaining in the game . . . first hat trick in Minnesota history that accounted for all the Wild goals in the game . . . Sharks goalie Schaefer only played one more NHL game, appearing in seven minutes.

Marian Gaborik, April 9, 2006 at Colorado Avalanche

Score: Minnesota 5, Colorado 2

Opposing goalie: Peter Budaj (first goal) & Jose Theodore

Goals: 1st period — Even strength, assist: Wes Walz; 3rd period — Short-handed, assists: Daniel Tjarnqvist, Wes Walz; 3rd period — Even strength, assists: Daniel Tjarnqvist, Mattias Weinhandl

Mark Parrish, Dec. 9, 2006 vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Score: Minnesota 5, Chicago 4 (OT)

Opposing goalie: Brian Boucher

Goals: 1st period — Power play, assists: Pavol Demitra, Mikko Koivu; 3rd period — Power play, assists: Brian Rolston, Pierre-Marc Bouchard; overtime – Even strength, unassisted.

Note: First hat trick in Wild history involving an overtime goal.

Marian Gaborik, Dec. 20, 2007 vs. New York Rangers

Score: Minnesota 6, New York 3

Opposing goalie: Henrik Lundqvist

Goals: 1st period — Even strength, assists: Pavol Demitra, Aaron Voros; 2nd period — Power play, assists: Pavol Demitra, Mark Parrish; 2nd period — Power play, assists: Brent Burns, Pierre-Marc Bouchard; 3rd period — Even strength, assists: Aaron Voros, Schultz; 3rd period — Even strength, unassisted.

Note: Only time a Wild player has scored more than three goals in one game . . . There was still 10:29 left after he notched his fifth goals . . . Gaborik also assisted on Minnesota’s other goal.

Chuck Kobasew, Nov. 27, 2009 vs. Colorado Avalanche

Score: Minnesota 5, Colorado 3

Opposing goalie: Craig Anderson

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Goals: 2nd period — Even strength, assist: Derek Boogaard; 2nd period — Power play, assists: Andrew Brunette, Mikko Koivu; 3rd period — Even strength (empty net), assists: Mikko Koivu, Greg Zanon

Note: Kobasew had only nine goals that season.

Guillaume Latendresse, Jan. 16, 2010 at Phoenix Coyotes

Score: Phoenix 6, Minnesota 4

Opposing goalie: Ilya Bryzgalov

Goals: 2nd period — Even strength, assists: Kyle Brodziak, Martin Havlat; 3rd period — Power play, assists: Owen Nolan, Martin Havlat; 3rd period — Even strength, assists: Martin Havlat, Kyle Brodziak

Notes: Only game in which Minnesota lost when a Wild player notched a hat trick . . . Scored his three goals while taking just three shots . . . was named third star, the first time a Wild player with a hat trick was not named first star.

Ryan Suter, Jan. 4, 2014 vs. Washington Capitals

Score: Minnesota 5, Washington 3

Opposing goalie: Braden Holtby

Goals: 2nd period — Power play, assists: Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund; 2nd period — Power play, assists: Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley; 3rd period — Even strength, assist: Clayton Stoner.

Notes: Only hat trick of his career . . . Suter finished with eight goals that season . . . Third goal occurred just seven seconds after coming out of the penalty box . . . Scored on all three shot he took; the Wild had only 11 shots in the game.

Justin Fontaine, Jan. 9, 2014 at Phoenix Coyotes

Score: Minnesota 4, Phoenix 1

Opposing goalie: Mike Smith

Goals: 1st period — Even strength, assist: Matt Cooke; 3rd period — Power play, assists: Jason Pominville, Nino Niederreiter; 3rd period — Even strength (empty net), assists: Kyle Brodziak, Nino Neiderreiter

Note: Only rookie to notch a hat trick for Wild.

Nino Niederreiter, Nov. 13, 2014 vs. Buffalo Sabres

Score: Minnesota 6, Buffalo 3

Opposing goalie: Jhonas Enroth

Goals:  1st period — Even strength, assist: Charlie Coyle; 1st period — Power play, assists: Mikael Granlund, Matt Dumba; 3rd period — Even strength (empty net), assists: Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter.

Note: Empty-net goal occurred with 2:28 to play in the game.

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