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Blackhawks Top 100- #87 Trent Yawney

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.

Trent Yawney Blackhawks Statistics

Drafted- 1984 3rd Round 45th Overall by the Blackhawks

Regular Season

Games-280

Goals-16

Assists-55

Points-71

-15

Penalty Minutes-398

Playoffs

Games-46

Goals-6

Assists-15

+9

Penalty Minutes-55

Game Winning Goals-1

Blackhawks Coaching Record

Games-103

Goals-33

Losses-55

OTL-15

Trent Yawney knows all about the Chicago Blackhawks arch in their team history.  Yawney was a defenseman for the Blackhawks during their long consecutive streak of playoff appearances and during the late 80′s his postseason stats are far better than his regular season stats.  Yawney played with Jeremy Roenick, Dirk Graham, and Chris Chelios but was shipped out to San Jose before the team made it’s run to the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals.

Yawney would finish his playing career with the Hawks when he returned in 1997 when the arch had reached the Blackhawks dark ages and the Hawks making the playoffs to only one time in 13 seasons but when he hung up his skates he wasn’t finished in Chicago.

Yawney was named as the Blackhawks head coach in 2005 and didn’t help end anything but continue the losing he did get to see the start of the core arrive when Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook arrived but it of course didn’t save the Yawney coaching ship and the Hawks replaced him with Denis Savard.

Yawney has continued to coach since leaving the Hawks and is now an assistant with the Anaheim Ducks.

What do you remember most of Yawney? Does his short and losing coaching stay leave a bad taste in your mouth? What do you think, Too high, Too Low or Shouldn’t be on the list?

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