Pierre Pilote (Mandatory Credit- Frank Prazak-Hockey Hall of Fame)

On This Date In Chicago Blackhawks History

On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,

On November 12, 2008 in the United Center the Chicago Blackhawks retired Pierre Pilote’s #3.  Pierre Pilote played for the Blackhawks for 13 seasons from 1955-1968, and was a huge piece of the 1961 Stanley Cup team scoring 3 goals and collecting 12 assists on the way to hoisting the Cup.

Pilote was the captain of the Blackhawks from 1961-1968 during that time he won a Cup and was a three-time Norris Trophy Winner, and he was a five-time NHL All-Star.  Pilote finished his career with the Hawks with 80 goals and 415 assists. When he retired he was the Hawks all-time leader in penalty minutes but is now held by jersey burner Chris Chelios.

Pilote entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975.

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