Nashville Predators Jeremy Lauzon hits Pittsburgh Penguins Rickard Rakell to break the single season hits record
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Predators Lauzon passes Islanders Martin for record

Published April 16, 2024 at 9:20

The National Hockey League would be boring if they took away the hitting that occurs during literally every shift, and whether you call it incidental contact or actually hitting is irrelevant, especially when 2023-2024 has crowned a new hitting champion who surpassed the old record holder Monday night.

New York Islanders veteran Left Winger Matt Martin held the record for most hits in a season with 382. The new record holder is none other than twenty-six-year-old Nashville Predators defenseman Jeremy Lauzon, who now holds the record of 383 and counting.

You can say all you want about the physicality of the game and whether it hinders it or, in fact, makes it more exciting or you can suggest that it doesn't matter either way (but then you really don't have an opinion, do you?)

The point is that records are made to be broken and with the exception of a few in hockey, it's pretty cool to be able to witness history.
April 16   |   141 answers
Predators Lauzon passes Islanders Martin for record

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