Mar 1, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Winnipeg Jets left wing Andrew Ladd (16) during the hockey game against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Blackhawks Top 100- #93 Andrew Ladd

We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of the all time Chicago Blackhawks.  It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down memory lane.

Andrew Ladd‘s Chicago Blackhawks Statistics

Games-184

Goals-37

Assists-62

Points-99

+/- +32

Game Winning Goals-3

Playoffs

Games-53

Goals-8

Assists-7

Points-15

+/- +7

Game Winning Goals-2

Our countdown continues with another member of the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions.  It would have been fun seeing Ladd continue with the Blackhawks after the Stanley Cup, but he was part of the big purge due to salary cap problems following the first Cup in 49 years. Ladd has been a very solid Captain for the Winnipeg Jets in their rebirth as his career totals are 358 points in 610 games, but his play  from 2008-2010 is why he made the list.

Ladd was not on the top lines, but part of a third line that did what a third line should do which is hit, score and annoy and he did this job very well.  It has to be a tossup between Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien between which Blackhawks player was missed the most from the 2010 team, and of course people kept floating around his name as a trade deadline deal for Bryan Bickell last year but of course it didn’t happen.  Ladd has everything the Hawks miss, with the exception of Bickell’s playoff appearances, from a power forward with the tainted word “GRIT” and leadership.

Ladd’s all-time stats in Chicago aren’t that impressive but kicking down a 49 year wall is what gets him on this list!!

What are your memories of Ladd? What do you think Too High Too Low or Shouldn’t make the list?

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