It's not just about skill when it comes to hat tricks in the NHL.
There's no doubt that it takes a lot of skill to score three goals in any game, but players who are going to accumulate hat tricks also need quite a bit of good fortune.
It's tough enough to score one goal in an NHL game, let alone three. A sniper may whip off the perfect wrist shot from 25 feet, but if it glances off his teammate's hip, all he gets out of it is an assist. Sometimes a player needs to be the recipient of some luck in order to score a goal.
Relentlessness, hunger and a clever pair of hands also will help a player get those three goals.
Here's a look at the players we think have the greatest chance to lead the league in hat tricks this season.
(Hockey-Reference.com provided the data for hat trick information from its game logs.)