Gordie Howe, 1969
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The Gordie Howe hat trick is not an official statistic, and its conception is relatively recent; The Hockey News has statistics on it only since the 1996-97 NHL season. The San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Montreal Canadiens are the only teams in the NHL that record their franchise's Gordie Howe hat tricks. Brendan Shanahan of the New York Rangers has unofficially recorded the most "Gordies" with nine, according to The Hockey News.