About Me

Dear Reader:

Welcome to TheHatTrickHerald.com!

Who I am:

My name is Alex Valle. I’m currently a third-year law student at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California.  I’ve been a hockey fan since 2005 and I spend every day of my life following the game I love.

Although I’ve been on hiatus for a bit studying for the bar, my passion in life is hockey (collectively: the game, the business, and the law behind it), and I try to showcase that passion in every article I write.

Currently, I am studying Business Law and Entertainment Law (particularly Sports Law) and I also serve as an Articles Editor on Chapman Law Review. Formerly, I contributed to DucksNPucks (which is now a member of the Puck Network).

What I do:

I started TheHatTrickHerald.com in January 2018 as part of my mission to provide quality hockey discussion articles to hockey fans everywhere.

Hockey News and Discussions Content

This section provides thought provoking hockey discussions and quality analyses on trades, contracts, draft selections, and hypotheses surrounding this great sport! My goal is to be the most objective hockey site on the internet. No biases, no clickbait, no ads, no subscriptions, no illusory promises. What you see is what you read.

Sports and the Law Content

On October 12, 2018, I began offering discussions regarding legal/arbitration/Collective Bargaining Agreement issues in hockey ! These subjects draw from my own research and my background as a sports law student.

Nothing in this section should be construed as providing legal advice to any person or entity.


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“[He] know[s] [his] stuff!” – Jeff Solomon, Vice President, Hockey Operations at Los Angeles Kings

-Analysis liked on Twitter by the Florida Panthers



I am a very statistics heavy writer. Most of my information comes from these awesome pages and websites:




Evolving Hockey

NHL Stats

KHL Stats




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