Michael Grabner is in the midst of playing for his fourth NHL team. That’s a decent amount of movement for someone in his eighth season; the only home he’s really found has been in the five seasons he’s played with the New York Islanders.
Then again, the Rangers signed him to a two-year deal, and with five goals in nine games so far - even if that 29.4 shooting percentage is a little high - we’ll have to see where it goes, but the early returns are looking good.
Especially when he goes and scores a hat trick.
Through all of the movement in his career, he now has three of those - and one of them came during those five years with the Islanders.
Via the Elias Sports Bureau, that puts Grabner in a very unique club:
Grabner is only the second player to register regular-season hat tricks for both the Rangers and the Islanders, joining Ray Ferraro, who had two for the Islanders (both in 1991-92) and one for the Rangers (in 1995-96).
That just means Grabner is going to have to get another one for the Rangers - you know, to balance things out.