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If you're a fan of enforcers or early-90s Islanders, then you'll surely know the name Mick Vukota. Vukota was the Islanders' enforcer of the era, spending a decade in the system and playing 60+ games on Long Island for five seasons between 1989 and 1994. In his career, Vukota racked up more than 2,000 penalty minutes and more than 150 fights; and that's only from what HockeyFights.com has on record.

One of the most memorable moments of his career didn't come via his fists, though. On October 20th, 1989, he scored a natural hat trick -- three consecutive goals -- against Don Beaurpe and the Washington Capitals. Up to that point, he had notched only three goals in his NHL career.

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