Mark Scheifele And Matthew Tkachuk Throw Fists In Heated Fight

Published October 14, 2023 at 7:03 PM

Mark Scheifele has never been much of a fighter. The 30-year-old has played 724 career games with just three career fights headed into tonight's game. That did not stop him from dropping the gloves in the Jet's home opener tonight though.

Scheifele Completes Gordie Howe Hat Trick

The fight completed a rare accomplishment for any player, let alone for a player that does not fight often. That of course, would be a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. The achievement requires a fight, a goal, and an assist all in the same game. Despite the name, Howe only completed the hat trick twice in his career.

Despite having just four career fights, this was Scheifele's second career Gordie Howe Hat trick, tying him with Mr. Hockey. The Jets went on to defeat the Panthers 6-4 in a wild home opener. Scheifele will look to lead his team to a deep playoff run after a disappointing first round exit last year to the eventual Stanley Cup champions.
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