A few years ago, Polish-born forward Wojtek Wolski came to the Washington Capitals as a reclamation project. Instead of becoming a permanent member in the team’s top six, he became a permanent denizen of Adam Oates’s doghouse and left for the KHL. Since then, he has had some success with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod.
And by success I mean setting insane records. Today Wolski set the KHL record for the fastest hat trick ever. He did it pretty fast.
During a road game against Sibir Novosibirsk (and ex-Caps prospect Dmitry Kugryshev), Wolski scored three goals within 1 minute and 46 seconds, beating the previous regular season record by 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Former New Jersey Devil and Atlanta Thrasher Anssi Salmela set the previous record on January 9, 2012 with Avangard Omsk.
Wolski’s scoring spree forced frustrated Sibir coach Andrei Skabelka to pull Islanders goalie prospect Mikko Koskinen as he saw his team go from a 1-0 lead early in the second period to trailing by two within a flash.
Sibir never truly bounced back, losing 3-2.
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