Doraty Scored a Hattrick In Overtime in 1934

Published on November 25th, 2022 1:56 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The store of the overtime hattrick that took place in 1934 NHL season. On January 16th, 1934, the Toronto Maple Leafs travelled to Ottawa to take on the Senators.

The final score of the game was 7-4 in favour of the Maple Leafs - nothing crazy about that.

Upon closer inspection, however, you'll notice something very strange.

The game went to overtime.


In November of 1942, overtime was eliminated in the NHL due to wartime restrictions on training.

In the early '80s, a five-minute overtime would be introduced, and the league's overtime rules would be refined from there.

Prior to 1942, however, overtime was simply a ten-minute addition to the game.

In other words, it was not sudden death - in fact, teams could score multiple scores within the ten minutes of overtime.

On January 16th, 1934, "Cagie" Ken Doraty did something that will almost certainly NEVER happen again - he scored a hattrick in overtime.


With the game between the Senators and Maple Leafs tied 4-4 heading into overtime, Doraty went to work.

Doraty would score two power play goals early in the overtime session, and add a third with less than a minute left.

In total, Doraty scored three goals in overtime for a "natural hattrick".

The Maple Leafs would go on to win the game by a score of 7-4.


Little did the fans in attendance at the time know that they were witnessing history - a record being set that will almost certainly never be broken, due to the current rules in the NHL.

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