Nick Leddy is the current Blackhawk wearing #8. Leddy was used sparingly in the final round of the Hawks Stanley Cup run, and is looking for a bigger offensive role this season. Leddy is just 22 years and already has 176 games under his belt with 13 goals and 42 assists to his credit. Leddy was rumored to be trade bait during the offseason, but it looks like Stan Bowman has long-term plans for Leddy, and hopefully he will be a big part of the Hawks new and improved powerplay.
Former #8’s in Blackhawks history
1. Bill Mosienko-1941-1955 Mosienko played in 711 career game in the NHL and all of them were with the Blackhawks. He scored 258 goals and 282 assists. Mosienko made NHL history when he scored 3 goals in 21 seconds.
2. Ed Kachur-1957-1958 Kachur appeared in 96 games picking up 10 goals and 14 assists.
3. Wayne Hicks-1960-1 game no points before heading to the Boston Bruins
4. Murray Balfour-1960-1964 Balfour played in 284 games during his Blackhawks career scoring 66 goals and 87 assists. During the Blackhawks 1961 Stanley Cup run Balfour scored 5 goals and 5 assists.
5. Jim Pappin-1969-1975 Pappin played 7 seasons for Chicago skating in 488 games scoring 216 goals and 228 assists before getting traded to the California Seals.
6. Jim Harrison-1977-1979 Harrison appeared in 107 games scoring 24 goals and 36 assists.
7. Terry Ruskowski-1979-1983 Ruskowski played in 211 games scoring 30 goals and 138 assists before getting traded to the Los Angeles Kings.
8. Curt Fraser-1983-1988 Fraser dressed in 303 games for the Blackhawks scoring 94 goals and 120 assists. Fraser was traded to the Minnesota North Stars for Dirk Graham in 1988.
9. Trent Yawney-1988-1991 Yawney played in 280 games in Chicago scoring 16 times with 55 assists.
10. Cam Russell-1993-1999 Russell played in 361 games with 8 goals 19 assists and 788 penalty minutes. Here is a classic Russell fight with Tie Domi
11. Steve Poapst-2000-2004 Poapst played in 223 games scoring 7 goals and 23 assists.
12. Tony Salmelainen-2007 Salmelainen scored 6 goals and 11 assists during his one year career with the Blackhawks.
13. Matt Walker-2008 Walker played one year with the Hawks scoring 1 goal and 13 assists.
14. Kim Johnsson-2010 Johnsson finished off his 739 NHL game career with his final 8 games with the Hawks. He scored 1 goal and 2 assists in 2010.
Who is your favorite #10?
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