Zach Werenski Scores First Hat Trick by Blue Jackets Defenseman Since 2006

By Jacob Nitzberg on December 31, 2019 at 9:23 pm
Dec 31, 2019; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (8) looks to pass against the Florida Panthers during the second period at Nationwide Arena.
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Boy, can Zach Werenski shoot the puck.

He notched three goals tonight against Sergei Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers to record the third hat trick by a defenseman in Blue Jackets history. He joins Bryan Berard (1/8/06) and Deron Quint (3/9/01) in the record books. It is Werenski's first NHL hat trick.

His first goal gave the Blue Jackets a 1-0 lead in the first period. 

Next, Werenski padded the Blue Jackets to a 3-1 lead early in the third period.

Finally, Werenski made it a 4-1 game midway through the third period.

What a night for the Blue Jackets' defenseman — and for the Blue Jackets, who played a fantastic game against the Florida Panthers.

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