On this date in Chicago Blackhawks history,
On January 9, 1936 Johnny Gottselig became the 3rd Chicago Blackhawk in team history to score 4 goals in a game when he put the hat trick plus one past the New York Americans goalie. Gottselig had an outstanding Blackhawks career in the early stages of the franchise. Gottselig played in Chicago from 1928-1945 appearing in 589 games scoring 176 goals and picking up 195 helpers, and even though he last skated for the Hawks when World War II was ending he still is 30th all-time in points in Blackhawks history.
Gottselig was the Captain of the Blackhawks when they hoisted the Stanley Cup after winning it in 1938 after beating the Montreal Canadiens and then the Toronto Maple Leafs at Chicago Stadium in the Finals. This is the last time the Hawks have won the Stanley Cup on home ice. Gottselig was the captain of the Hawks from 1935-1940.
Gottselig finished off his career with the Blackhawks by coaching the team from 1944-1948 without much success.
An all-time great Blackhawks scored 4 goals on this date 78 years ago today!
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