Washington Capitals Hat Trick Tracker

All Caps Hat Tricks | Caps Career Hat Trick Leaders | Notes

Here is a comprehensive list of every Washington Capitals hat trick in both the regular season and the playoffs. More info is on the NHL’s site. Corrections? Clarifications? E-mail us.

Also see: Washington Capitals Gordie Howe Hat Tricks

Kuznetsov, Evgeny 3@Vancouver3/11/2022Demko4-3 (OT)WRegularScored his second career hat-trick.kuzy
Ovechkin, Alex3Florida11/26/2021Knight, Bobrovsky4-3WRegularGot hit in the face with a puck, returned and scored three goals.
Oshie, T.J.3@Ottawa10/25/2021Gustavsson, Forsberg7-5WRegularOshie gets fourth hat trick with the Caps.
Oshie, T.J.3@NYR5/5/2021Georgiev4-2WRegularOshie scores a hat trick in his first game back after his father's death.
Ovechkin, Alex3L.A. Kings2/4/2020Quick4-2WRegularOvi gets a natural hat-trick in last seven minutes of regulation.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Islanders1/18/2020Varlamov6-4WRegularOvi leads Caps back from 4-1 deficit, scored 2nd consecutive hat trick, passes Mario Lemieux on all-time goals list.
Ovechkin, Alex3New Jersey1/16/2020Domingue/ Schneider5-2WRegularOvi gets high-sticked in the face, comes back and scores a hat trick.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Detroit11/30/2019Bernier5-2WRegularBecomes only the 6th player in NHL history to get a hat trick with 2 empty net goals.
Vrana, Jakub3Calgary11/3/2019Talbot4-2WRegularVrana's first hat-trick happened as the Nats celebrated their World Series win at the game.
Ovechkin, Alex3San Jose1/22/2019Jones7-6 (OT)LRegularDespite three goals, a costly turnover helps Sharks tie game before winning in OT.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Carolina12/14/2018Darling6-5WRegularOvechkin gets his second consecutive hat trick.
Ovechkin, Alex3Detroit12/11/2018Howard/Bernier6-2WRegularOvechkin gets his first hat trick in more than a year.
Backstrom, Nick3New Jersey11/30/2018Kinkaid6-3WRegularBackstrom scores first hat trick for the team in more than a year.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Toronto11/25/2017McElhinney4-2WRegularOvi passes Bondra for most Caps hat-tricks.
Ovechkin, Alex4Montreal10/7/2017Price/ Montoya6-1WRegularSecond hat trick in as many games at start of season.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Ottawa10/5/2017Anderson5-4 (SO)WRegularOvi scores all 3 in the 3rd period, plus a SO goal.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Minnesota3/28/2017Dubnyk5-4 (OT)WRegularOvi scores all 3 on PP, also has assist.
Oshie, T.J.3@Tampa Bay3/18/2017Vasilevskiy5-3WRegularOshie gets two early goals, and a late empty-netter.
Ovechkin, Alex3St. Louis11/23/2016Hutton4-3WRegularOvi's previous hat trick was also against the Blues.
Oshie, T.J.3Pittsburgh4/28/2016Murray4-3 (OT)WPlayoffsOshie scores overtime winner in Game 1 of Round 2.
Ovechkin, Alex3@St. Louis4/9/2016Elliot/ Nilsson5-1WRegularWith 3 goals, Ovechkin also reaches 50 for the 7th time in his career.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Minnesota2/11/2016Dubnyk4-3WRegularOvechkin gets 14th career regular season hat trick, passing Mike Gartner for the 2nd most in team history.
Williams, Justin3NY Rangers1/17/2016Raanta5-2WRegularWilliams' 2nd career hat trick, first since 2006.
Kuznetsov, Evgeny 3Edmonton10/23/2015Nilsson/ Talbot7-4WRegularKuznetsov gets his first career hat trick, adds 2 assists.kuzy
Backstrom, Nick3Tampa Bay12/13/2014Bishop4-2WRegularBackstrom's first career regular season hat trick.
Ovechkin, Alex4Tampa Bay12/10/2013Bishop6-5 (SO)WRegularOvechkin scores 4 to help Caps overcome a 3-0 deficit. Two of his goals come on PP, making him the Caps' all-time leader with 138 PPG.
Ward, Joel3@Philadelphia11/1/2013Emery/ Mason7-0WRegularWard scores his first career hat trick in a fight-filled game.
Grabovski, Mikhail3@Chicago10/1/2013Crawford4-6LRegularIn his first game as a Cap, Grabovski scores first opening night hat trick in Caps history.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Florida4/6/2013Markstrom/ Clemmensen4-3WRegularOvechkin gets 12th career hat trick.
Ovechkin, Alex3New Jersey2/23/2013Hedberg5-1WRegularOvechkin breaks a two-year hat trick slump.
Perreault, Mathieu3Boston1/24/2012Rask5-3WRegularPerreault gets first career hat trick..
Brouwer, Troy3Tampa Bay1/13/2012Roloson4-3WRegularBrouwer nets first career hat trick.
Semin, Alex3@Anaheim2/16/2011McElhinney7-6WRegularSemin snaps a 17-game goal drought with his 4th hat trick of the 2010-2011 season.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Toronto1/22/2011Giguere4-1WRegularOvechkin's 10th career hat trick.
Semin, Alex3Tampa Bay11/26/2010Smith/ Ellis6-0WRegularSemin nets 3 against Tampa Bay for the 2nd time in 2 games against Lightning.
Semin, Alex3Tampa Bay11/11/2010Ellis6-3WRegularSemin scores all 3 goals in the 3rd period for his 2nd hat trick in 9 games.
Semin, Alex3Atlanta10/23/2010Mason4-3WRegularSemin's 4th career hat trick.
Backstrom, Nick3Montreal4/17/2010Halak6-5 (OT)WPlayoffsBackstrom gets first career hat trick with the GW in OT in game 2 vs. Montreal.
Semin, Alex3@Ottawa2/11/2010Elliott5-6LRegularThis was the 3rd consecutive game in which a Caps player records a hat trick.
Laich, Brooks3@Montreal2/10/2010Price5-6LRegularLaich gets first career hat trick, including a last minute equalizer in a losing effort.
Ovechkin, Alex3Pittsburgh2/7/2010Fleury5-4WRegularOvechkin also assists on Mike Knuble's OT winner.
Ovechkin, Alex3Pittsburgh5/4/2009Marc-Andre Fleury4-3WPlayoffsOvechkin and Sidney Crosby each score 3 in Game 2 of Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Florida2/15/2009Vokoun4-2WRegularThis game may better be known as the end of Mike Green's defensive record of scoring in 8-consecutive games.
Ovechkin, Alex3Ottawa2/1/2009Elliott/ Auld7-4WRegularOvechkin nets 3, other "Young Guns" each score.
Ovechkin, Alex3Atlanta11/26/2008Pavelec5-3WRegularOvechkin gets 6th career hat trick.
Ovechkin, Alex3Boston3/3/2008Auld/ Thomas10-2WRegularOvechkin reaches the 50 goal mark for the 2nd time in his career.
Ovechkin, Alex4Montreal1/31/2008Huet5-4WRegularOvechkin breaks his nose, then wins it in OT.
Ovechkin, Alex4@Ottawa12/29/2007Gerber8-6WRegularOvechkin's first of 2 4-goal games during the 2007-2008 season.
Semin, Alex3Tampa Bay3/18/2007Denis7-1WRegularSemin scores 3 goals in 7:04.
Clark, Chris3@Boston3/15/2007Thomas3-4LRegularCaptain Chris Clark nets 2nd career hat trick 362 days after his first.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Atlanta12/15/2006Lehtonen3-2WRegularOvechin ties the game with 31 seconds left, scores the GWG 6 seconds into OT.
Semin, Alex3Carolina10/7/2006Ward5-2WRegularIn the home opener, Semin tricked the defending champs.
Clark, Chris3Florida3/18/2006Luongo3-4LRegularChris Clark's first career hat trick.
Ovechkin, Alex3@Anaheim1/13/2006Giguere3-2WRegularOvechkin gets first career hat trick.
Bondra, Peter3@CBJ11/29/2003Brathwaite/ Denis5-3WRegularBondra's record 19th hat trick for the Caps.
Lang, Robert3Carolina11/12/2003Storr/ Weekes7-1WRegularIn an otherwise lousy season, Lang scores 3 to beat the Hurricanes.
Jagr, Jaromir3@Tampa Bay2/4/2003Grahame5-1WRegularJagr's last hat trick as a member of the Caps.
Jagr, Jaromir3Florida1/11/2003Hurme/ Luongo12-2WRegularJagr adds 4 assists and his first hat trick since March 2001.
Bondra, Peter3Edmonton3/10/2002Salo4-2WRegularBondra records a hat trick almost exactly a year after his last one.
Bondra, Peter3NY Rangers3/9/2001Hebert5-3WRegularBondra reaches the 40 goal plateau for the 4th time in his career.
Bondra, Peter3Toronto2/1/2001Joseph5-4WRegularBondra scores 3 times in the middle frame for his 16th career hat trick.
Bondra, Peter4@Ottawa12/27/2000Hurme/ Lalime5-1WRegularPeter Bondra scores at least 4 goals in a single game for the 6th time.
Konowalchuk, Steve3@Philadelphia11/18/2000Boucher3-5LRegularKonowalchuk scores 3 in the Caps' last trip to Winnipeg Arena.
Zednik, Richard3Detroit10/31/2000Osgood6-2WRegularThe first hat trick of Zednik's career.
Gonchar, Sergei3Montreal1/4/2000Hackett6-1WRegularGonchar nets his first career hat trick.
Bondra, Peter3Philadelphia10/12/1999Vanbiesbrouck5-4WRegularWith his 14th, Bondra passes Gartner for most hat tricks in Caps' history.
Bondra, Peter3Carolina2/5/1999Kidd4-1WRegularBondra scores 2nd hat trick in a row.
Bondra, Peter4Tampa Bay2/3/1999Schwab/ Ranford10-1WRegularBondra scores 4 of Caps' 10 goals.
Bondra, Peter3@Ottawa11/7/1998Rhodes/ Tugnutt8-3WRegularThe 11th hat trick of Bondra's career.
Bondra, Peter3@NY Rangers1/8/1998Richter5-3WRegularBondra's 10th career hat trick, tying Dennis Maruk for 2nd in franchise history.
Oates, Adam3@NY Islanders10/8/1997Salo6-3WRegularTypically the set-up man, Oates scores 3.
Svejkovsky, Jaroslav4@Buffalo4/13/1997Shields8-3WRegularRookie Svejkovsky scores 4.svejkovsky
Bondra, Peter4Colorado3/6/1997Billington6-3WRegularBondra's 9th hat trick.
Bondra, Peter3@Anaheim12/13/1996Shtalenkov4-5LRegularBondra returns from injury and scores 3 times in loss.
Juneau, Joe3Pittsburgh11/1/1996Wreggett4-2WRegularJuneau scores his only hat trick with the Caps.
Bondra, Peter4@Buffalo4/3/1996Trefilov5-1WRegularBondra's 7th hat trick.
Bondra, Peter3@NY Islanders3/26/1996Soderstrom7-1WRegularBondra scores three times in last seven minutes of regulation.
Bondra, Peter4NY Islanders2/3/1996Soderstrom6-5WRegularBondra's 5th hat trick.
Bondra, Peter3Ottawa1/11/1996Beaupre6-1WRegularBondra's 4th hat trick.
Konowalchuk, Steve3NY Rangers1/5/1996Healy4-4TRegularKonowalchuk's 2nd hat trick.
Konowalchuk, Steve3@Winnipeg12/10/1995Cheveldae6-1WRegularKonowalchuk's first of three hat tricks.
Bondra, Peter3Hartford4/21/1995Burke6-3WRegularBondra's third hat trick.
Krygier, Todd3Ottawa4/9/1994Billington/ Madeley8-4WRegularKrygier scores his only hat trick with the Caps.
Burridge, Randy3@Pittsburgh3/15/1994Barrasso5-4WRegularBurridge's 2nd hat trick.
Bondra, Peter5Tampa Bay2/5/1994Puppa/ Jablonski6-3WRegularBondra becomes 2nd player to score 5 in a game for the Caps, getting his first 3 in only 2:06.
Burridge, Randy3Los Angeles10/22/1993Hrudey6-3WRegularBurridge's first hat trick with the Caps.
Iafrate, Al3NY Islanders4/26/1993Healy/ Fitzpatrick6-4WPlayoffsIafrate scores first playoff hat trick for a Caps defenseman.
Hunter, Dale3NY Islanders4/20/1993Healy4-5 (2OT)LPlayoffsDespite Hunter's hat trick, Caps fall in Game 2 of Patrick Division Semifinals.
Khristich, Dmitri3Hartford3/19/1993Gosselin5-2WRegularKhristich's second hat trick with the Caps.
Khristich, Dmitri3@St. Louis2/11/1993Joseph/ Hebert10-6WRegularKhristich's first hat trick with the Caps.
Hatcher, Kevin3@NY Rangers1/13/1993Vanbiesbrouck4-5LRegularHatcher scores first hat trick for a defenseman in team history.
Ciccarelli, Dino4@Pittsburgh4/25/1992Barrasso/ Wregget7-2WPlayoffsCiccarelli scores a playoff team-record 4 goals for his 4th career playoff hat trick.
Hunter, Dale3Philadelphia3/20/1992Hextall6-7LRegularHunter's only regular season hat trick came against the Caps' biggest rivals.
Druce, John3San Jose2/9/1992Hackett6-2WRegularDruce gets 2nd career hat trick.
Pivonka, Michal3NY Rangers12/26/1991Richter6-8LRegularPivonka scores his only hat trick with the Caps.
Ciccarelli, Dino3Edmonton2/8/1991Takko6-3WRegularCiccarelli's 3rd Caps hat trick.
Ridley, Mike3New Jersey12/7/1990Burke5-2WRegularRidley's 3rd Caps hat trick.
Bondra, Peter3@NY Rangers11/28/1990Richter6-3WRegularPeter Bondra outduels Mike Gartner, 3-2 in a 6-3 win.
Druce, John3@NY Rangers4/21/1990Vanbiesbrouck/ Richter6-3WPlayoffsDruce's playoff scoring binge includes a hat trick.
Ciccarelli, Dino3@New Jersey4/5/1990Burke5-4 (OT)WPlayoffsCiccarelli wins game 1 of first round series in OT.
Ciccarelli, Dino4Quebec2/6/1990Gordon12-2WRegularCiccarelli gets natural hat trick.
Courtnall, Geoff3Philadelphia1/28/1990Wregget7-2WRegularCourtnall's 2nd hat trick with the Caps.
Ciccarelli, Dino4@Hartford3/18/1989Liut8-2WRegularDino Ciccarelli has 4 goals and 7 points.
Courtnall, Geoff3@Boston3/9/1989Moog7-2WRegularCourtnall gets 3rd career hat trick, first with Caps.
Ridley, Mike3Philadelphia12/6/1988LaForest4-3WRegularRidley scores 2 shorthanded goals, and a PP goal.
Christian, Dave3New Jersey10/15/1988Suave8-5WRegularChristian's 2nd hat trick with the Caps.
Ridley, Mike4@Pittsburgh10/11/1988Young7-8LRegularMario Lemieux's 3 goals and 2 assists beats Ridley's 4 goals.
Christian, Dave3Calgary12/8/1987Vernon4-5LRegularChristian's first hat trick with the Caps.
Gartner, Mike3Chicago10/10/1987Pang6-4WRegularHat trick no. 13 for Gartner.
Adams, Greg3Los Angeles3/17/1987Melanson4-5LRegularBernie Nicholls also scores three to lead the Kings past the Caps.adams
Gartner, Mike4@Vancouver2/20/1987Caprice6-4WRegularGartner gets 2nd 4-goal game of his career.
Gartner, Mike3@St. Louis3/15/1986Millen5-4WRegularGartner's 11th hat trick passes Dennis Maruk's 10 for team record.
Gartner, Mike3New Jersey1/4/1986Resch/ St. Laurent9-3WRegularGartner ties Dennis Maruk for club record 10 hat tricks.
Gartner, Mike3St. Louis10/29/1985May6-3WRegularGartner's 9th hat trick.
Gartner, Mike3@Vancouver2/21/1985R.Brodeur6-2WRegularGartner's 8th hat trick.
Haworth, Alan3Vancouver10/28/1984R.Brodeur5-2WRegularHaworth's 2nd hat trick.
Gustafsson, Bengt5@Philadelphia1/8/1984Lindbergh7-1WRegularGustafsson becomes first Cap to score 5 goals in a game.
Gustafsson, Bengt3NY Islanders12/23/1983Melanson7-3WRegularGustafsson gets first career hat trick.
Gartner, Mike3@Winnipeg10/30/1983Hayward7-3WRegularGartner's hat trick came prior to the Caps scoring three in 42 seconds.
Gartner, Mike3Boston3/13/1983Peeters6-4WRegularGartner scores 2nd natural hat trick of his career.
Haworth, Alan3@Calgary2/24/1983Edwards4-2WRegularCaps clinch first playoff berth behind Haworth's effort.
Houston, Ken3@NY Islanders10/21/1982Melanson3-6LRegularBryan Trottier's hat trick tops Houston's.
Maruk, Dennis3Calgary3/5/1982Lemelin8-6WRegularMaruk's 10th hat trick.
Valentine, Chris4Hartford2/27/1982Millen7-1WRegularRookie Valentine scores 4 power play goals.
Carpenter, Bobby4St. Louis2/25/1982Liut9-1WRegularCarpenter got a hat trick in his rookie season.
Maruk, Dennis3Quebec2/7/1982Bouchard5-5TRegularMaruk was wired for sound by ESPN during this game.
Maruk, Dennis4Winnipeg12/4/1981Staniowski7-3WRegularWe learn that Maruk wore a blond wig before this game.
Gartner, Mike3Calgary12/2/1981Lemelin9-3WRegularGartner's 5th hat trick.
Tookey, Tim3Philadelphia11/21/1981St.Croix10-4WRegularTookey and Dennis Maruk each scored 3 goals for the only double hat trick in team history.
Maruk, Dennis3Philadelphia11/21/1981St.Croix10-4WRegularTookey and Maruk each scored 3 goals for the only double hat trick in team history.
Maruk, Dennis3Detroit4/5/1981Lozinski7-2WRegularMaruk becomes the Caps' first 50-goal scorer.
Gartner, Mike3@Philadelphia3/24/1981Peeters5-2WRegularGartner's 3 help defeat the Flyers.
Maruk, Dennis3Toronto3/8/1981Rutherford7-3WRegularMaruk becomes Caps' first-ever 40-goal scorer.
Kelly, Robert3@Los Angeles2/7/1981Lessard4-4TRegularKelly gets his only hat trick as a Cap.
Pronovost, Joseph3Colorado12/6/1980Smith8-6WRegularPronovost's empty-netter gets him his only hat trick as a Cap.
Maruk, Dennis3@Hartford11/15/1980Garrett8-4WRegularMaruk scores his 2nd consecutive hat trick.
Maruk, Dennis3@Pittsburgh11/12/1980Holland3-1WRegularMaruk's 3rd hat trick.
Gartner, Mike4NY Rangers10/18/1980Soetaert8-2WRegularGartner gets his 3rd one-period hat trick and his first 4-goal game.
Gartner, Mike3St. Louis3/5/1980Liut6-3WRegularGartner's 2nd hat trick.
Charron, Guy3@Toronto12/26/1979Palmateer/ Harrison8-2WRegularCharron scores 3 despite 'painful thigh injury.'
Gartner, Mike3Quebec12/1/1979Hogosta7-2WRegularGartner's first hat trick.
Maruk, Dennis4@NY Rangers10/14/1979Thomas5-3WRegularMaruk's 2nd hat trick.
Rowe, Thomas4St. Louis3/10/1979Staniowski7-5WRegularRowe and Dennis Maruk each get six points.
Maruk, Dennis3Colorado1/12/1979Plasse/ Oleschuk8-1WRegularMaruk gets his first hat trick as a Cap.
Lofthouse, Mark3@Vancouver12/9/1978Hanlon7-5WRegularLofthouse gets his hand stepped on, and still scores 3 goals.
Charron, Guy3Boston3/28/1978Grahame4-4TRegularCharron's 2nd of two hat tricks in March of 78.
Charron, Guy3Cleveland3/18/1978Edwards8-3WRegularCharron's first of two hat tricks in March of 78.
Bailey, Ace3Colorado2/28/1978Favell7-4WRegularBailey, who years later was a victim of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, scored 3 to lift Caps.
White, Anthony3@Detroit2/21/1976Rutherford5-1WRegularWhite gets his 2nd hat trick as a Cap.
Monahan, Hartland3Pittsburgh11/12/1975Inness6-6TRegularMonahan gets his only hat trick as a Cap.
White, Anthony3@Chicago10/26/1975Esposito7-5WRegularWhite gets his first hat trick as a Cap.
Gilbertson, Stan4Pittsburgh4/6/1975Johnson8-4WRegularGilbertson records the first 4-goal game by a Cap.
Lalonde, Ron3Detroit3/30/1975Richardson5-8LRegularLalonde gets Caps' first hat trick in losing effort.

Washington Capitals Career Hat Trick Leaders (Regular Season)

Hat Trick TotalPlayerLast Hat TrickGoals in Last Hat TrickOpponent
28Ovechkin, Alex11/26/20213Florida
19Bondra, Peter11/29/20033@CBJ
13Gartner, Mike10/10/19873Chicago
10Maruk, Dennis3/5/19823Calgary
7Semin, Alex2/16/20113@Anaheim
4Oshie, T.J.10/25/20213@OTT
3Charron, Guy12/26/19793@Toronto
3Konowalchuk, Steve11/18/20003@Philadelphia
3Ciccarelli, Dino2/8/19913Edmonton
3Ridley, Mike12/7/19903New Jersey
2Khristich, Dmitri3/19/19933Hartford
2Courtnall, Geoff1/28/19903Philadelphia
2Christian, Dave10/15/19883New Jersey
2Burridge, Randy3/15/19943@Pittsburgh
2Haworth, Alan10/28/19843Vancouver
2Gustafsson, Bengt1/8/19845@Philadelphia
2Jagr, Jaromir2/4/20033@Tampa Bay
2Clark, Chris3/15/20073@Boston
2White, Anthony2/21/19763@Detroit
2Backstrom, Nicklas11/30/20183New Jersey

Washington Capitals Career Hat Trick Leaders (Playoffs)

Dino Ciccarelli scored his second playoff hat trick with the Caps onĀ 4/25/1992 with four goals against Pittsburgh. No other Cap has more than one playoff hat trick.

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