13 years ago today, Penguins forward Mike Rupp scored the first and only hat trick of his NHL career.
On November 30, 2009, the Penguins beat the Rangers by a score of 5-2, and it was a historic night for Mike Rupp at Madison Square Garden.
Going into the third period of the game, which was tied 2-2 at the time, it was Rupper’s time to shine.
He had already scored one goal and added a second, chipping in an empty-net goal for his third, completing the hat trick.
During his NHL career, Rupp scored 54 goals and added 45 assists for a total of 99 points.
Rupp spent two season with the Penguins, scoring a career-high 13 goals in the 2009-10 season.
After retiring from hockey in 2014, Rupp is featured as an analyst for both the NHL Network and for AT&T Sportsnet in Pittsburgh covering the Penguins.