Western Michigan sophomore forward Rhett Kingston was born with only three fingers on his right hand.
According to a profile by MLive.com last season, Kingston needed multiple surgeries to re-position his thumb to make him able to grip and pinch.
Kingston, an Alberta native, had a career game in Western Michigan's 8-2 win at Ferris State on Saturday night and followed it up with what might be the most memorable celebration of the year in college hockey.
Kingston, who had two career goals entering the game, notched his first collegiate hat trick by scoring twice in the second period and once in the third.
After scoring the hat trick goal, Kingston pulled off his glove and held up his hand with three fingers.
Western Michigan coach Andy Murray might have had a feeling that Kingston was due for a big game. Although Kingston didn't have a point on the season entering Saturday night's game, Murray put Kingston on a line with Western Michigan's two most skilled players -- forwards Wade Allison and Hugh McGing.
Kingston delivered a four-point game.
Rhett Kingston, who was born with just 3 fingers on his right hand, scored a hat trick tonight against Ferris State and celebrated the third goal by taking his glove off, and raising his right hand. That needs to be on a shirt @WMUHockey #legendary— Mike McCann (@MikeWWMT) November 10, 2019
The Broncos extended their unbeaten streak to five games by finishing the sweep of Ferris State.