I was curious, so I did a little research. In the United States, an estimated 55 people are killed by lightning
, 21 or so people are killed by avalanches
, and 17 by hurricanes
each year. Bruins (bears) kill around one person per year in the U.S.
, less than one death by shark or panther (mountain lion)
happens in the U.S. annually, coyote attacks are incredibly rare
and I can't find a single reported death by duck, penguin, thrasher or the ever-frightful maple leaf.
So congrats, Bolts - it looks like you're the NHL's most prolific killers (of course, it could be argued that Senators killed more than 800 Americans last year
, but we needn't go there).