Brady Tkachuk Sets All-Time NHL Record With Hitting Rampage

Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk has always been among the NHL leaders in hits delivered, but Saturday night he took that to a whole other level, going on a hitting rampage in record-breaking fashion, with an all-time single-game NHL-high 16 hits.

Tkachuk played 20:06 in the Senators 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils, scoring one goal, taking seven shots and receiving one two-minute penalty, while being able to mete out those 16 body blows. 

That gives the 24-year-old 269 hits on the season, putting him 3rd in the NHL behind only Jeremy Lauzon and Garnet Hathaway. 

It all began early in the first period, when Tkachuk laid a crunching on Devils defencemen Luke Hughes and Nick DeSimone in the span of about three seconds, and he never let up from there. 

Last season, Tkachuk finished 11th in the league in hits, with 242, but that was down from his 2021-22 total of 270, which ranked him No. 5 in the league. His career-high of 303 was set in his sophomore season of 2019-20. If he can average just over five per game over the Sens' final six contests, he has a chance to top his personal best. 

In addition, with his 333 shots on goal, Tkachuk has put himself in some other rarified air this season, as he is the one and only member of the 300 shots/250 hits club in the 2023-24 campaign. 

Watch all 16 hits on YouTube:

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