Number-crunching with P.K.

A few almost thoroughly useless statistics relating to P.K. Subban’s first career NHL hat trick Sunday night in St. Paul against the Wild:

• This was the 362nd hat trick scored in the life of the NHL Canadiens, from 1917-18
• It was the 396th hat scored in the lifetime of the Canadiens, including their NHA years from 1909-10 to 1916-17
• Subban’s hat was the first scored by a Habs defenceman since Sheldon Souray turned the trick on Dec. 18, 2003 against Nashville
• Subban’s hat came 36,950 days after Newsy Lalonde had scored the Canadiens’ first-ever on Jan. 19, 1910, the Habs’ first game
• Arguably, this was the first hat scored by a Habs rookie defenceman. Use an asterisk with Didier Pitre’s three hats scored in 1910-11, during which he was listed as a forward and a defenceman and there was some debate whether he was a rookie, having played a handful of games the previous season.

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